political| 10:23 – 02/10/2021
Baghdad – Mawazine News
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jenin Plaskharat, confirmed that 800 UN observers will participate in the Iraqi elections.
Blaskharat said in a joint press conference with Basra Governor Asaad Al-Eidani, that she is “excited to visit Basra Governorate, and that the issue of the elections that will take place on the tenth of this month has taken the largest part of discussions with officials in Basra,” noting that “these elections are important for Iraq and are a first step.” On a long road.”
She added, “It is necessary that the elections take place in a transparent and fair manner,” expressing her hope that “things will go well in Basra province.”
She pointed out that “the United Nations mission is different from previous missions, and that the mission of 2018 was limited to a small part of security assistance only, and that the current mission will provide huge technical assistance,” noting that while she was speaking at the press conference, observers are being deployed, and they will be Many observers were deployed on the election day, and the mission’s contribution will be much greater than that of 2018.
She pointed out that “as a result of the technical assistance provided by the United Nations mission to the Electoral Commission and the relevant institutions, the elections will be very different,” expressing her optimism “in the technical aspect of the voting process.” “.
She noted” the existence of a large number of international observers from the United nations and the European Union and the League of Arab States, as well as observers of local organizations, and everyone will oversee the elections. “
She added, “The number of observers from the United Nations is 800, including people who provide assistance,” noting that “October of 2019 witnessed demonstrations in large numbers, during which many were martyred and injured, and that one of the main demands of the demonstrators was holding early elections, and that These elections will take place on October 10, to honor the people who took to the streets and gave their lives.”
Bla Schart expressed her hope that “everyone who can vote in the elections will participate because the vote of the electorate has value, and that transparent elections will be a first step on the road leading to an Iraq capable of serving its citizens.”
She stressed that “everything will be monitored before the elections, and more than one simulation will take place.” Ended 29/ 87