Member of the Organization: Our work is confined to observing the referendum ….
29/07/2017 – 22:00
A member of an American organization, which is concerned with monitoring the elections, said that a group of cadres of the organization arrived in Kurdistan Region to monitor the referendum on the independence of Kurdistan scheduled for September 25.
Brian Mifford, said that “a group of cadres Organization (COD) American arrived in the province of Kurdistan, in order to monitor the referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Region from Iraq.”
“Over the past years, our organization has monitored 21 elections in more than eight countries,” Mifford said.
“We have understandings with the Electoral Commission and we will meet with them to discuss preparations for the implementation of the referendum,” he said.
Adding that “our work is limited to monitoring the referendum, and we hope that it will be conducted in a democratic, transparent and free of violations to be a source of confidence for all parties.”
And formed the Kurdistan Region delegations to the opening of several capitals in the referendum file, and the European Parliament decided to send observers, to monitor the referendum on independence.
The head of the Independent High Commission for Elections and Referendum in the Kurdistan Region, revealed on Tuesday that they expected the arrival of a US team to the Kurdistan region late this month, to monitor the referendum on independence.
“This team is specialized in the field of elections and democratic organizations, and they will monitor the referendum process and the elections and the procedures related to them,” he said.
“This team is globally reliable and has been monitoring the referendums and elections in many countries of the world.” “After the referendum, the team will publish its report on how the process, its organization and its reports have an international impact and weight.”
The head of the High Commission for Elections and Referendum, continued that “the positive report on the process will have an impact on the international recognition of the results of the process.”
He also stressed that the referendum process will be organized according to international standards, and expected the arrival of other international teams, including Europe, and most of them will reach the middle of August and early September.