In Almasalah 

Al-Kazemi’s advisor confirms that the elections will be held as scheduled next October

The Advisor to the Prime Minister for Elections Affairs, Hussein Al-Hindawi, Thursday, March 4, 2021, called on Iraqi voters to speed up updating their electoral data, stressing that holding early elections on the tenth of next October does not accept any postponement.

Al-Hindawi said, in a statement to the media affiliated with Al-Masalla, that holding early parliamentary elections on the tenth of next October does not accept postponement, indicating that all that is said about the postponement is mere wishes and perceptions that are not based on facts.

He stressed that the Commission has started implementing its electoral plans, starting with extending the registration period for political alliances until 5/21/2021, as well as extending the period for receiving candidate lists until 4/17/2021, and considered these deadlines as deadlines for registering alliances and receiving candidate lists, which could not be extended for technical reasons, with the exception of checking names. Candidates and replacement of those who do not meet the legal requirements.

He stressed the need for the commission to double its press and media conferences to clarify and explain its plans and procedures to the public opinion and voters, as well as the parties, alliances, candidates and the international community.

The Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, previously announced that the parliamentary elections would be held on time, pledging to provide international monitoring of the electoral process.

Al-Kazemi’s announcement of the election date was met with an international welcome and a pledge of support and work for its success.