National Security Adviser: The youth are more active in the turnout for voting

  • 10-10-2021, 13:02
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    Baghdad - INA
    National Security Adviser Qassem Al-Araji announced today, Sunday, that there is a good public turnout at the polling stations, stressing that the youth group is more active in the turnout at the polling stations, calling on citizens to participate actively in the elections, to achieve their legitimate demands.
    Al-Araji told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "Participation is good, and there is public interaction, especially from the youth group, to reach the polls for change and reform," expressing his hope, that "the turnout after midday will be very good, in order to achieve what is required of the early elections, called for by the Religious Authority and the people".
    He added that "The special voting witnessed a good turnout," calling on "citizens to participate in the real and effective way, so that all demands are fulfilled."
    He also noted that "Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi did not participate in the elections, and he does not have a political party, and his supervision of the electoral process is an example of moderation for all, which is a positive stand for the government."
    Al-Araji pointed out that "The Iraqi people have endure a lot to make the change through the ballot boxes, there are no coups or conspiracies, but those who want to compete should go to the ballot boxes to enhance Iraq's position regionally and internationally, and that attendance and interaction is good, and there is regional and international interest in Iraq's elections, as well as an Iraqi welcome to the international observation , and this strengthens democracy in Iraq and the integrity of the elections."
    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.