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UN reaffirms commitment to assist Iraq in conducting transparent, credible elections


Thu, 2021-07-22 17:53

LONDON: The United Nations on Thursday said it would assist the Iraqi authorities with making upcoming elections “transparent and credible.”
The pledge came during a meeting between UN Special Representative for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, and Head of the Al-Hikma National Movement, Sayyid Ammar Al-Hakim in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi had called for a parliamentary election in October in response to demands by pro-democracy activists.
The parliamentary vote is set to be held under a new electoral law that reduces the size of constituencies and eliminates list-based voting in favor of votes for individual candidates.
During the meeting, the UN envoy and Al-Hakim “discussed the current political situation, including preparations for the upcoming elections,” the UN said in a statement.
(With AFP)

 

UN envoy to Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert meets Head of the Al-Hikma National Movement, Sayyid Ammar Al-Hakim. (Twitter/@UNIraq)
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