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Sadr Movement: No politician has the right to revoke election results

Jaafar al-Musawi, a spokesman for the leader of Sadr movement, Moqtada al-Sadr, said Tuesday that no political figure has the right to revoke the results of the parliamentary elections before a final verdict is issued by the Supreme Federal Court, Arabiya News reported.

The spokesman added that the extraordinary open cabinet session is “political heresy”, pointing out that the Supreme Federal Court confirmed earlier that any outcomes of this meeting are considered “void”.

Al-Musawi also considered the session “as an emotional reaction” and that its decisions were subject to partisan and personal interests.

He said: “I think the Federal Court will repeal the articles that contradict the constitution”.
The Federal Court set Thursday, June, 21 as the date for considering the appeal of the President of the Republic of Iraq, Fuad Masum, and the Council of Commissioners as well as the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party former Iraqi Kurdistan Region president Massoud Barzani, on the decision of Parliament to amend the third law of elections.

A spokesperson for the federal government, Ayas al-Samouq said in a statement received by Al Arabiya English that the federal court has set a public hearing at 10 am on Thursday to look into the impeachment of the third amendment of the parliamentary elections law.

Iraqi prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced earlier that the Federal Court is the only body to decide on controversial issues between political blocs regarding the results of the election, including a re-run. Source