|Japan welcomes the holding of the Iraqi elections "in a peaceful manner" and hopes quickly to form a new government|
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welcomed the Japanese government, Sunday, welcomes the establishment of the Iraqi parliamentary elections " in a peaceful manner," while expressing the hope that will lead to the formation of a new administration quickly.
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono , in a press statement seen by Alsumaria News, said that " the Government of Japan welcomes the fact that the Iraqi Council of Representatives elections were held peacefully in general , " explaining that " the Japanese government participated represented by the Ambassador of Japan to Iraq , Fumio Iwai in election monitoring activities "He said.
"The Japanese government hopes that the process of confirming the results of the elections will be conducted in a fair, urgent and peaceful manner and that a new administration will be established quickly," Kono said. "In addition, it strongly hopes that these elections will pave the way for further progress in national reconciliation, Iraq's reconstruction. "
All the provinces of Iraq, on Saturday (May 12, 2018) witnessed the start of general elections for the selection of members of the Federal Council of Representatives .
On Saturday night, the Electoral Commission announced the "success" of the voting process in Iraq with a participation rate of 44.52%.
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