The Coordination Framework calls on its proponents to end their sit-in near the Green Zone

The Coordination Framework calls on its proponents to end their sit-in near the Green Zone

Shafaq News / The Coordination Framework instructed its proponents to end their sit-in near the Green Zone, downtown in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. 

In a statement, the Framework thanked, "the peaceful demonstrators who held on despite fire, martyrs, wounded and suffering", adding, "your patience for more than 70 days prevented the government of turning a blind eye on the manipulation the elections were subjected to, and the court's decision on the need for a legislative intervention, annulling the electronic counting of the votes."

The Coordination Framework promised its proponents it will fulfill their demands and support them.

Yesterday, Iraq's Supreme Court rejected the complaint lodged by the head of al-Fatah bloc, Hadi al-Ameri, to dispute October's election results, a court ruling read by the court's chairman, Jassim Mohammed, said.

The ruling came amid tight security inside and around Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, where the court building, government offices, and embassies are located. The security measures and protests by supporters of Shiite militias outside the zone have snarled traffic and disrupted the daily life.

The ruling stipulated that the contesting political party can challenge the ruling within three days of its announcement and the Judicial Council has exclusive power in the matters related to the election results. 

The Court called on the Iraqi Parliament to amend the law and adopt the hand counting and tallying exclusively. 

Iraqis voted on October 10 in an early election demanded by the pro-reform, youth-led protests that swept central and southern Iraq two years earlier.

The Sadrist bloc, a political group sponsored by populist Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, emerged as the clear winner with 73 seats in the 329-seat parliament. Al-Takaddom party, one of two main Sunni political groups and led by former parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi, followed with 37 seats. Former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki's State of Law bloc came third with 33 seats.

Al-Sadr's main rival, the Iran-backed al-Fatah Alliance, won only 17 seats, compared with 45 in 2018.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) won 31 seats, while Kurdistan Alliance led by the rival the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party won only 17 seats.

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