The Iraqi parliament postponed its session scheduled for Saturday evening to approve the new draft election law until a quorum is reached, while protesters threatened to escalate if deputies went ahead with voting on the project, which critics say allows large blocs to dominate parliament.
And the Iraqi News Agency said that the council postponed the meeting to Sunday evening.
Last Monday, the Iraqi parliament postponed its session to Saturday, to complete the vote on the new draft election law, which was read twice under the dome of Parliament, in preparation for a vote on it.
The German News Agency said that about 200 demonstrators gathered in front of the walls of the Iraqi Parliament near the Green Zone, chanting slogans denouncing the holding of a session to complete the approval of the upcoming parliamentary elections law according to the “St. Lego”, a law that was abolished due to popular pressure during the “October 2019 protests” and returned to the fore again..
The demonstrators threatened to escalate their protests and establish a permanent sit-in at the Green Zone, if Parliament proceeded with the voting process. The security forces imposed strict security measures around the parliament.
While the current parliamentary majority seeks to pass the new draft election law, independents and emerging parties are calling for a return to the previous law under which the last parliamentary elections were held in 2021 according to the multiple constituency system, and not to rely on the single constituency system according to the St. Lego system.