ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis, met with influential Kurdish leader masoud Barzani on Monday in Erbil to discuss the political development, including Kurdistan’s parliamentary election a day earlier.
According to a readout issued on Barzani’s website, Kubis hailed the election process and described it as “successful”.
The UN envoy said the turnout shows people’s increased political awareness.
He also pointed out that the Sunday’s election would help strengthening democratic principles in the Kurdistan Region.
The fifth round of parliamentary election was held on 30 September. The process was observed by UN representatives, foreign NGOs, consulates and representatives from the local political parties.