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    The Iraqi Foreign Ministry clarifies about the "international supervision" of the October elections

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    The Iraqi Foreign Ministry clarifies about the "international supervision" of the October elections Empty The Iraqi Foreign Ministry clarifies about the "international supervision" of the October elections

    Post by Rocky Fri 28 May 2021, 7:18 am

    The Iraqi Foreign Ministry clarifies about the "international supervision" of the October elections

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    On Friday, the Foreign Ministry confirmed that there is no international oversight of the elections.  
      
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    Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Al-Sahaf said in a statement, of which "People" received a copy (May 28, 2021), that "there is no international supervision of the elections, but rather a one-time observation by a United Nations team, at the request of the Iraqi government, with full commitment." With national sovereignty. "  
    On Thursday, the UN Security Council unanimously approved an Iraqi request to form a UN team to monitor the parliamentary elections in October .    
     The Council resolution approved the mandate of the United Nations political mission in Iraq and the United Nations Special Representative, Jeanine Hennis Blasshardt, to "provide a strengthened, robust and visible United Nations team, with additional staff, before the next Iraqi elections, to monitor election day in Iraq. Geographical coverage as wide as possible." ".

    Earlier this month, Hennes Plasschaert told the council that the Iraqi people had demanded these elections during mass protests in which some had paid with their lives, and "now is not the time for us to let them down."    

     She urged Iraqis to adhere to the integrity of the elections, saying that the world will watch to see that the vote is free, transparent and without political pressure or interference.

    Anti-government protesters took to the streets last year to demand political change and an end to endemic corruption and poor services in the country. More than 500 people were killed in the protests, as security forces used live ammunition and tear gas to disperse crowds.

    Last July, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi announced that early elections would be held in response to their demands. But the Iraqi Council of Ministers voted last January to postpone polling for a period of four months until October, after the Electoral Commission requested the delay for technical reasons.

    The elections scheduled for October 10 will determine the 328-member House of Representatives, who in turn elect the president and prime minister.

    In response to the letter of the Iraqi Foreign Minister on February 11, requesting the United Nations to send observers before the elections, the Security Council not only gave the green light to the UN observers, but also allowed the UN Mission in Iraq to provide logistical and security support to the international and regional observers invited by the government Iraqi to participate.    


    On Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that sending an international team to monitor the elections came in response to a one-time request from the Iraqi government.  
    Al-Sahaf said in a statement that "People" received a copy of it (May 27, 2021), that "Iraq is looking forward to providing a strong and clearly announced team of the United Nations," adding that "the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and through the permanent representation of Iraq in New York came to enhance confidence in the electoral process and devote to participation Wide in the elections. "    
    He explained that "the Security Council resolution includes strong elements and affirms full commitment to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Iraq. The resolution supports the government's efforts to address challenges and stabilize stability, and praises national efforts to implement early elections."    
    And the Foreign Ministry spokesman pointed out that "relentless efforts have been made, in coordination with Iraq's partners and friends, and through the specialized departments in the ministry, particularly the Iraqi republic's representation in New York."    
    He continued, "The decision indicates that oversight will be the widest possible geographical coverage, and that the resolution guarantees a strategic campaign for the United Nations to educate Iraqi voters about the importance of participating in the elections," valuing "highly the positions of international partners in support of the Iraqi government's steps in this regard."    
      
    On Thursday, Iraq announced the Security Council’s approval to send a UN team to monitor the upcoming elections process.  
    "The Security Council adopts the Iraqi government's request, in Resolution No. 2576, unanimously, to renew the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until May 27, 2022," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Al-Sahaf said in a statement. ".      
    He added that "the resolution includes strong elements, adopted for the first time, to send a UN team to monitor elections in Iraq (electoral monitoring)."      
      
    The Cabinet approved contracting procedures for printing ballot papers and forms for early parliamentary elections scheduled to take place next October.  
    The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers stated in a statement, "People" received a copy of it, (May 27, 2021), that "the council agreed to grant the German company (Kizka Plus Different) a cash advance of 50% of the total contract amount, except for the instructions for implementing the general budget. Federal fiscal year 2021. "        
    The statement added that "this is in return for a letter of guarantee of the full value of the advance from one of the approved banks to complete contracting procedures regarding printing ballot papers and Parliament election forms and processing them."       
      
    Earlier, the Advisor to the Prime Minister for Elections Affairs, Abdul-Hussein Al-Hindawi, revealed, on Saturday, that three official books had been sent to the UN Security Council on international monitoring of the Iraqi elections, while he confirmed that international election monitoring "will not affect the sovereignty of Iraq."   
      
    In a statement to the official agency, followed by Nass (May 22, 2021), Al-Hindawi said, "The Minister of Foreign Affairs has sent books to the UN Security Council three times regarding international monitoring of the elections scheduled for the tenth of next October."      
    He added that "the Security Council will discuss the issue in the coming days, and it is expected that the response will be very positive," pointing out that "Iraq understands the international necessities and all the conditions required regarding the file."      
    He stressed that "international observation will not affect the sovereignty of Iraq absolutely," noting that "the matter will be followed up by the Independent High Electoral Commission, not the government, as it is the exclusive authority for the elections."      
    He explained that "the government will monitor the work of the commission and provide support to it, with an emphasis on professionalism, transparency and integrity."      
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