The presidencies, the Commission and UNAMI stress on increasing the biometric registration rate and preventing fraud in the elections

Time: 01/12/2021 20:15:47 Read: 2,054 times

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, held a meeting today, Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at the Baghdad Palace, which included Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, Speaker of Parliament Muhammad Al-Halbousi, President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Faiq Zaidan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Fouad Hussein, and the President and members The Independent High Electoral Commission, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Hennes Plasschaert, to discuss the upcoming elections.

Bayat stated to the Presidency of the Republic that the Fert News Agency received a copy of it today that “the meeting stressed the need to take all measures and preparations to ensure early elections, by providing the necessary conditions that give their results the utmost credibility, and ensure true representation of all Iraqis and reflects their free will to choose Their representatives are without influence and pressure and away from the power of arms, so that its results are in line with the popular will and its full belief in their representation in the government and the House of Representatives. ”

He indicated that “the importance of increasing the biometric registration rate and setting up mechanisms that assist in the registration process for the purpose of adopting the biometric card exclusively in the upcoming elections, and completing the legislation related to the Federal Court law as soon as possible, and the need to support the Elections Commission by state institutions and related support agencies,” he said. And providing human and financial resources for the success of organizing elections. ”

The meeting stressed the need to take strict measures to prevent fraud and tampering in all steps of the electoral process, starting with the vote of voters, passing through the counting and counting process, and ending with the announcement of results, and integrity and transparency must be taken into account in the various stages of its conduct, and international observers are invited. Seriously, in coordination with the relevant department in the United Nations mission. ”

According to the statement, the meeting pointed to the necessity of ensuring the opportunity to participate in the elections for all Iraqi people of all sects, resolving the outstanding issues that prevent this, and providing the legal and administrative requirements for the participation of the displaced, the displaced and others.

Ammar Al-Masoudi


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