BAGHDAD / Nina / the president of the Independent High Electoral Commission Faraj al-Haidari said that the Commission is obligated to hold a referendum or executive and the legislature elections under the Act No. 11 of 2007.
He said in a statement to / Nina /: "to hold early elections we need, up to at least 180 days, according to the international standards."
Haidari added "holding early elections needs amendments to the election law, because it was held before finishing its duration, in addition to allocate a budget."
He pointed out that "The issue of legislating law or amending it, belongs to the legislative power, while providing supplies and scheduling the elections belongs to the executive power which is also responsible for the postponement of any election or determine the schedule."
It is mentioned that the Iraqiya List, criticized the announcement of the Electoral Commission that declared its readiness to start early elections if the parliament was dissolved.
Liqa Wardi an MP from Iraqiya List expressed her surprise of the announcement as it was a few days after confirmation of the Commission of their inability to hold provincial elections, she has not ruled out the political pressures on the work of the Electoral Commission.
The Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called for the dissolution of parliament and hold early elections in case of continuing the political crisis.