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The United Nations Security Council stressed the need to establish an inclusive government in Iraq, calling for all disputes related to elections to be resolved through law.
The UN Security Council announced its position on the ongoing political situation in Iraq, especially after the holding of the parliamentary elections and the resulting political and popular reactions, in a statement issued today, Friday (October 22, 2021), in which he said that “the last election process took place smoothly, and the elections took place smoothly. The preparation for it is better than the previous elections, especially from a technical point of view.”
The International Council congratulated the Iraqi people and the Government of Iraq for holding the parliamentary elections, and thanked all the countries and authorities that contributed to the process.
The Council condemned all accusations against the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), as well as the Independent High Electoral Commission.
The statement stated: “The members of the Security Council welcome the initial reports, which indicate that the electoral process was conducted smoothly, and that it witnessed a remarkable technical development compared to the previous elections,” adding: “The members of the Security Council commend the role of the Electoral Commission in conducting the process, and they thank them to the Government of Iraq for taking measures and preparations to prevent violence on voting day.”
In the statement, the members of the Security Council affirmed the Secretary-General's call on all parties in Iraq to exercise restraint and respect the results of the elections, as well as to resolve all disputes over the elections and their results peacefully and through law.
In the statement, the Council also stressed the need to establish an inclusive government, in a peaceful manner, that represents all Iraqis and responds to their demands to consolidate democracy in the country, stressing their support for the Iraqi government and continuing to defend the sovereignty and unity of the country.
The UN Security Council stressed its support for the Iraqi government’s attempts to implement reforms and start comprehensive political negotiations, “which in turn aim to respond to the demands of the Iraqi people to combat corruption, provide basic services, economic reform, provide job opportunities, develop the administrative system and strengthen state institutions.
On October 10, 2021, early parliamentary elections were held in Iraq to choose the deputies of the country's fifth parliamentary session.
According to the preliminary results announced by the Electoral Commission, the Sadrist Movement, State of Law and the Kurdistan Democratic Party were the biggest winners in the elections by obtaining the most votes.
The Sadrist movement managed to achieve the largest bloc by obtaining 72 seats, the State of Law 35 seats, and the Kurdistan Democratic Party 33 seats.
New forces were able to rise, while the elections caused disappointment to some other forces whose popularity among the voters declined and were unable to maintain what they
It achieved it in the previous elections, including the Al-Fateh Alliance and the State Forces Alliance, which includes the Wisdom Movement and the Victory Alliance.
This major change in the results led to some political forces protesting and rejecting the announced results, accusing the Independent High Electoral Commission and the international organizations that oversaw the process of tampering and falsifying the results.
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