Coordination Framework: Boycotting the political process is not on the table

Iraq 11:48 AM - 2021-11-29

Iraq's Coordinating Framework, consisting of Shiite parties, confirmed that everyone is waiting for the Electoral Commission and the date of announcing the final results.

A leading member in the Coordination Framework, Muhammad al-Sihoud, said during a special statement to PUKmedia: "Everyone is waiting for the results of the manual counting and sorting operations to be announced and the results of the appeals submitted to the electoral judiciary, and has there been a change or not?"

"The appeals submitted by the political blocs were about re-counting and comprehensive sorting and not counting and sorting for some stations only, and we are waiting for the decision of the Judicial Authority for the elections and we will judge what the results will lead to," he added.

The Coordination Framework includes the majority of Shiite forces, except the Sadrist movement, which is the "Al-Fateh" alliance, the "state forces," the "state of law," the "national approach," and the "national contract.

The Shiite forces forming the Coordination Framework have been objecting to the election result as they have won a lower number of seats in the parliament according to the preliminary election results. 

On the option of boycotting the political process, Sihoud said that the "option of boycotting the political process is not on the table for us at the present time, and I do not think that it will happen."

Iraq conducted early elections on October 10 with a low turnout of only 41 %. Candidates were competing for 329 seats in the Iraqi Parliament Council.

Protests and demonstrations took place recently as losing parties reject the preliminary results of the IHEC.

The country held the elections months ahead of its time. Early elections were one of the demands of the protesters who took to the Iraqi streets in October 2019 to vent their anger and frustration at the government's inability to fight corruption and provide them with security and stability.  


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