Iraq closes its borders for two days to secure the protection of the electoral process

Obelisk - the event as it happened

09/30/2021 09:04

Baghdad / Obelisk: The Supreme Security Committee for Elections revealed, on Thursday, September 30, 2021, new directives related to the polling day scheduled for the tenth of next October regarding airports, ports and motorcycles.

The spokesman for the committee, Brigadier General Ghaleb Al-Attiyah, said in a statement to the media, which was followed by “The Obelisk”, that movement between the governorates will be limited and all airports and border crossings will be closed from the ninth of October to the morning of the 11th of the same month.

And he indicated that these measures came to ensure the full protection of the electoral process, noting that the movement of motorcycles within the cities will also be prohibited and movement of the rest of the vehicles will be available in order to facilitate the movement of voters from their homes to the electoral centers.

He added that other measures were taken to facilitate the movement of people with special needs and the disabled and to provide them with assistance to reach the electoral centers, indicating that the Elections Security Committee issued directives and orders to the sub-committees in all governorates.

The Supreme Electoral Security Committee had previously announced its readiness for polling day, noting that it had conducted a comprehensive review of the potential security challenges and risks and put in place appropriate solutions.

Legislative elections are scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 10.



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