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Sensitive state positions sold, investigations needed: MP

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MP Mohammed al-Khalidi unveiled suspicions of selling sensitive positions in the state and called on the parliament to take strict measures and open an investigation into the circumstances of the subject.

Khalidi said in a press statement, "What is happening in Iraq from the sale of positions is evidence of poor oversight, and we stressed that the legislative and regulatory body should have a big role."

He explained, "Many of the cases of selling positions in Iraq are widespread, but not disclosed clearly, as revealed leaks on social networking sites that there were international interventions in the recent parliamentary elections with offers to buy a seat in exchange for money, and this has serious implications for the Iraqi citizens, who were deprived of their right in the country’s voting process."

On Wednesday, social networking sites broadcast a vote attributed to former MPs Shatha al-Abusi and Udah al-Sadir, referring to the agreement to pay up to a $250,000 to secure a parliamentary seat in the elections held on May 12.