Draft-Law on Parties serves political process in Iraq, MP says
3/23/2011 2:11 PM

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq – The draft-law, presented to the Iraqi Parliament recently, includes several positive articles that will serve the political process in the country, an Iraqi Legislature said on Wednesday.

“Among the important articles in the draft-law on the political parties, presented to the Parliament for approval, had reaffirmed necessity that the parties must keep away from multi-party formations, that enable any small group to form a party,” the Legislature, representing the newly-formed White al-Iraqiya Bloc, Aliya Nusief told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

Nuseif said that her bloc, that was split from al-Iraqiya Coalition, led by former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, had been behind the initiative to present the said draft-law on the formation of the parties for approval by the Parliament.

“The said draft-law had gained its impact by the Council of Ministers and the Parliament, where 76 Members of Parliament had signed it, and in the event of re-elections, it shall be one of the important laws, along with the elections law,” she added.

“Among the positive points in the said draft-law are facts that it calls for keeping away from sectarian and narrow-nationalist party trends and that the parties principles coincide with human rights,” Nuseif said.

Iraq’s State Minister and the Official Spokesman for the government, Ali al-Dabbagh, had stated earlier that the Council of Ministers had approved the draft-law on the political parties and presented it to the Parliament for ratification.