Member of Parliament Abd al-Salam Nasiyah said the Head of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Imad al-Sayeh, should explain to the parliament what “force majeure” disrupted the holding of the elections.
Nasiyah added in press statements that if Al-Sayeh interprets the rulings of the judiciary as force majeure, then this is considered a defect in his work, “so how can Parliament interfere in the rulings of the judiciary?”
The deputy pointed out that one of the Commission’s grave mistakes was accepting all the candidates’ files and referring them to the judiciary for verification.
He explained that the referral of electoral files to the judiciary hindered the electoral process.
It is noteworthy that al-Sayeh had said that hundreds of candidates for the House of Representatives had a history of various crimes such as kidnapping, drugs, and theft.
Al-Sayeh added that more than 50 percent of the presidential candidates have applied in the last two days, and “we are surprised from where they got this number of recommendations.”
He stated that the term “force majeure” is a common term in the electoral process and means any factors that impede the completion of the electoral process.