BAGHDAD / NINA / the independent MP, Jawad Al-Bzoni described increasing the members of the Electoral Commission as unjustified and the reason is the sectarianism.
He told / NINA / "there is no constitutional violation in increasing the number of commissioners to 15, but the purpose is to give a share for more parties participating in the political process."
He added "the political blocs agreed on the members of Electoral Commission which was 9, divided between Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds and one seat for minorities, and there is a disagreement on who occupies the minority seat, therefore, a request had been submitted to increase the number of the Commissioners to 15, which tentatively has been approved ."
It is mentioned that the House of Representatives, on Tuesday voted tentatively, to increase the number of members of the Electoral Commission from 9 to 15 members.
Some MPs called not to allow vote or even to discuss increasing the number of members of the Electoral Commission. / End