[size=36]Al-Kazemi talks about groups blackmailing the voter and issues directives to ministers and governors regarding the elections[/size]
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, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, spoke on Saturday about parties blackmailing the voter, while issuing directives to ministers and governors regarding the elections.
Al-Kazemi said, during his supervision of the implementation of the first election-related security exercise in the Joint Operations Command, and through the liaison departments with operations leaders and police commanders in the governorates: "We provided all forms of support to the Electoral Commission and the Security Committee charged with protecting the electoral process, and we must take advantage of the mistakes of the past," noting that "These elections are important in the history of Iraq, and we are working to restore the state's prestige by applying the law and preventing any abuses under any title."
He added, "Protecting the elections and their success enhances the concept of the state's prestige among the citizens, and when the security services succeed in protecting the electoral practice by imposing the principle of the state and the law, a feeling of reassurance is generated among the citizen, that the state has regained much of its prestige, and was able to overcome many of the difficult circumstances that Iraq went through in the past.
Al-Kazemi continued: "You have to work very hard and with high professionalism away from emotions, and your loyalty to the profession and the state only, you have to overcome any pressure, and not allow emotions to affect your decisions on election day, under the title of a component or party," noting by saying: "We received Numerous complaints from some regions, represented by some entities and parties threatening citizens to bring all their families’ cards, and to vote for them, and the security services must deal with these complaints with firmness and force.”
He pointed out, "There are some groups trying to blackmail the voter, influence the voter's decision by force, and try to bypass the state and the law, and you are representatives of the state's prestige," adding: "You must work with all the directives that come to you from the Supreme Security Committee, and report any pressure or blackmail." are subjected to it.”
Al-Kazemi stressed, "The security situation must be decisive and not open to interpretation or jurisprudence. Protecting election boxes and warehouses is your first task, and we must not allow the mistakes of the past to be repeated, and we will support you with everything you need, and we directed the ministers and governors to provide all support in this historic mission."
And he stated, "Protecting the elections is a moral mission, and our security forces will be up to the responsibility, in order to give a new opportunity to build our Iraq, which deserves to be offered a lot, and directed us to benefit from the evaluation of errors in the first security practice, focus on protecting citizens and voters, and respond to all directives that received by the security subcommittees.
The Commander-in-Chief stressed, "This is a historic opportunity to send a message to the citizens in all our good Iraqi provinces, that the goal is to impose law and justice among the contestants, and to emphasize the integrity of these elections." Ended 29/A43