Saleh highlights the need for the "International observation over the elections"


Shafaq News/ The Iraqi President, Barham Salih, received today, Sunday, the Independent High Electoral Commission, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) electoral support team, and the Prime Minister's Advisor for the affairs of the elections, Hussein al-Hindawi.

The Media office of the Iraqi Presidency said in an official readout of the meeting today that  President Saleh reviewed with his guests the operational and the temporal schedule of the elections.

The meeting asserted the vitality of holding the elections as scheduled and providing the requirements for its success, placing emphasis on the expedition of biometric registration of voters and the role of UNAMI in the electoral observation and their contribution to establishing fair and just elections.

Saleh said, "there is a dire need for providing a safe and stable environment, ensuring the adequacy of the procedures envisaged to hold the elections, and adopting the biometric ID, to provide the voter the opportunity to choose their candidates away from manipulation and fraud, and the candidates equal chances to nominate and participate."

Saleh continued," these factors are the cornerstone of the elections' success and moving forward towards the desired reform."

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