European Union to Shafak News: We are not getting close to an Iraqi political party itself, and we are looking forward to meeting officials
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The head of the European Union mission to monitor the Iraqi elections, Viola von Kramon, said in a press conference attended by Shafak News Agency's correspondent, that "the mission submitted its final report on the elections, which includes a number of proposals, including a law to protect data and guarantee the right of citizens to exercise freedom and vote without friction on the Internet."
In response to a question from Shafak News Agency correspondent, Karamon said, "We look forward to meeting government officials and members of Parliament, and we are not approaching the political authorities regarding complaints submitted about the election results."
She added, "We will have an opportunity to meet the parties that rejected the election results and submit the mission's report."
"The electoral campaigns were disorganized and affected the electoral process," she said.
She pointed out that "there are a number of campaigns of violence against a number of female candidates during the electoral process," stressing that "there is no room for violence, and everything can be resolved through official means."
She explained that "the victory of 97 female candidates in the elections is a joyful thing, and that the victory of 14 female candidates without relying on the specified quota, occurs for the first time in the Iraqi elections."
According to the results, the "Sadr bloc" topped the elections by winning 73 seats, followed by the "Progress" coalition led by former Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi with 37 seats, then the "State of Law" coalition led by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki with 33 seats, and the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Massoud Barzani. With 31 seats.
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