Salih and Plasschaert stress the need of fair electoral law legislation

  • 5-10-2020, 13:49
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    INA - Baghdad

    President Barham Salih stressed the need to complete the legislation of a fair electoral law that reflects the true free will of citizens.

    Salih received the Special Representative of UN Secretary-General in Iraq, Jeanine Hennes-Plasschaert on Monday, according to a statement of the president media office received by Iraqi News Agency (INA).

    During the meeting, both stressed the need to provide the utmost integrity in the upcoming elections to reflect the true will of the citizens.

    Both have also discussed the importance of the upcoming parliamentary elections, the need to provide the utmost levels of integrity and transparency in all its stages, and the United Nations coordination with the Electoral Commission in monitoring it, to give its results with credibility and confidence among voters in choosing their representatives away from the power of weapon, fraud and manipulation.

    The statement added, "The two sides stressed the need to complete a fair and comprehensive electoral law legislation that reflects free will in the election, without influences or pressures of any kind, to ensure that the election outcomes represent the true will of all citizens.

    The meeting stressed the importance of supporting the Iraqi national project in consolidating the authority of the state, strengthening its sovereignty, protecting diplomatic missions, and preventing terrorism and illegal acts.