The Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Iraq, Viola von Cramon, confirmed today, Sunday, that IHEC has prepared an excellent job for the electoral process, while noting that there are no observations on the electoral process till this moment.
Cramon told The Iraqi News Agency (INA): “All we have to do now is wait and see how the Iraqi voters will react in these elections.”
She also pointed out that " there is no perception about the outcomes of the elections, but all I can say is that the election day will pass peacefully and calmly, witnessing a wide turnout by Iraqi citizens."
It’s to be mentioned that today, Sunday, the Independent High Electoral Commission announced its readiness to open polling centers to voters.
IHEC spokeswoman Jumana al-Ghalay told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The number of polling centers in the general voting is 8,273 centers, with more than 55 thousand stations," pointing out that "1249 international observers participate in monitoring the general poll, while the number of foreign journalists is 510 journalist participating in the coverage of the public voting, as for local observers, their number reached 147,152.