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Iraqi Federal Court Postpones Hearing of Lawsuit to Annul Election Results

Iraqi Federal Court Postpones Hearing of Lawsuit to Annul Election Results

Monday, 6 December, 2021 - 07:30
Hadi al-Amiri leader of al-Fatah coalition, in Kirkuk, Iraq (File photo: Reuters)

The Iraqi Federal Supreme Court, which specializes in resolving constitutional disputes, postponed the hearing of the lawsuit to annul the results of the parliamentary elections.

The lawsuit was submitted by the leader of the Fatah coalition, Hadi al-Amiri, who attended the court session along with the chairman of Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and National Contract coalition, Faleh al-Fayyad.

The session was also attended by the top officials of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq movement, Adnan Faihan, and Naim al-Aboudi, the head of the National Sindh bloc Ahmed al-Asadi, and State Law Coalition official Yasser al-Maliki.

Earlier, Amiri accused the Iraqi Electoral Commission of several legal and technical violations, describing it as "incompetent."

The Alliance submitted appeals to the Federal Court with evidence of forgery, and it has six reports on the Commission's violations of the law.

Fatah issued a statement announcing that the lawsuits filed about falsifying the election results were based on the report of the German company.

Mohammed Majid al-Saadi, the plaintiff's lawyer, announced that the court postponed the case to December 13, after the team submitted three requests to support their claim to annul the election results.

Saadi told Asharq Al-Awsat that they demanded to review the contract between the Commission and Hensoldt, the German company that examines the device (C1000).

They also wanted to summon software experts from Iraqi universities only and to have access to the reports issued by the German company.

Meanwhile, a member of the Fatah coalition, Mohammad al-Ghabban, said that the Federal Court would use experts to follow up on the details of the report of the German company, stressing that the coalition continues to challenge the results of the election at the Federal Court.

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