Security Council statement on elections in Iraq

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  • 22-10-2021, 21:00
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    Baghdad - INA 


    The UN Security Council on Friday, issued a statement on the success of the early elections in Iraq, while renewed its support for the Government of Iraq and its commitment to Iraq 's independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity. 

    The Council stated, in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the members of the Security Council congratulate the Iraqi people and the Iraqi government on the occasion of the recent elections that were held on the tenth of October. The members of the Security Council welcomed the initial reports that the early elections went smoothly. It was smooth and distinguished from all the elections that preceded it, with important technical and procedural reforms.". 

    The statement added, "The members of the Security Council commended the Independent High Electoral Commission for conducting technically sound elections, and they commended the Government of Iraq for its preparations for the elections and for preventing violence on election day.". 

    The members of the Security Council commended the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) for providing technical assistance to the Independent High Electoral Commission and for providing a United Nations team to monitor the election day requested by the Government of Iraq to enhance the electoral process and enhance transparency, expressing their thanks to the UNAMI mission for its assistance. 

    They also commended the mission for demonstrating objectivity in its efforts to support Iraq during the electoral process, welcoming the efforts of the Independent High Electoral Commission and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq to enhance women's political participation. 

    Council members welcomed the efforts of member states and other international organizations to monitor elections, especially The Long-Term Electoral Monitoring Mission of the European Union, the League of Arab States, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and others, as well as local organizations.