[size=36]The European Union sets the date for the arrival of its observers to Iraq[/size]
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The Union said in a statement received by Mawazine News that it "decided to deploy the Election Observation Mission (EOM) to monitor the Iraqi legislative elections," noting that "this came in response to an invitation from the Electoral Commission."
He added, "The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, has appointed Member of the European Parliament, Viola von Cramon Topadil, as the chief observer for the European Union Election Observation Mission."
He continued, "The mission will issue a general report with recommendations, based on an objective evaluation of the campaign and voting, with the aim of helping to further improve the electoral framework in Iraq."
For his part, Borrell said: "I feel happy that the European Union will deploy the first election observation mission in the country in response to Iraq's request," noting: "I just visited Iraq and discussed the importance of these polls."
He continued, "We want to support the strengthening of Iraqi democracy through inclusive and participatory elections led and owned by Iraqis," explaining that "our monitoring mission is a clear expression of solidarity and support for the Iraqi people and our strong partnership with Iraq."
The chief observer, Viola von Kramon, said: "I am proud of my appointment as a senior observer in the European Union delegation to the European Union delegation to the Iraqi elections in October," explaining that "these polls will be an important milestone in building democracy in Iraq."
She stressed that " the practical conduct of the electoral peaceful and secure is essential to ensure that all candidates and political activists, journalists and human rights defenders and voters from exercising their democratic rights and freedoms are fully", this will be the success of the mission elections key. "
According to the statement, the core team of the European Union mission Consists of 12 election experts who arrived in Baghdad and Erbil on August 28. In mid-September 20 long-term observers will join the mission and will be deployed in different regions of the country.During the
election day, the mission will be reinforced with local observers for short periods coming from the diplomatic missions of member states in The European Union is in Iraq.
The EU mission will remain in the country until the completion of the electoral process, including the counting and appeal, according to the statement, which confirmed that, in line with the EU election observation methodology, the mission will issue an initial statement and hold a press conference in Baghdad after the elections.
The final report, which will include a set of recommendations for future electoral processes, will also be presented and shared with stakeholders after the completion of the entire electoral process. Ended 29/A87