Maliki: Elections confirms that Iraq's okay
04/20/2013 2:39 pm
said it is the first after the departure of U.S. troops and Iraqi hands
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki process of holding elections "reassure" the
citizen that Iraq is still okay. Said the prime minister after his or her vote
at the polling station at the Rashid Hotel on Saturday morning: "The elections
are also a message to those who are hostile to the political process that you
will stop creeping Iraqis towards building their homeland in
accordance with the foundations of democracy. "
started since seven o'clock on Saturday morning, the process of universal
suffrage for the provincial elections in 12 Iraqi provinces, as it cast about
13.8 million voters cast their ballots in 5190 polling stations and 32 102
polling stations, as well as the provinces of Kurdistan and Anbar, Kirkuk and
Nineveh, which will allow them to vote for the displaced from the provinces
participate in the elections.
And compete in the elections 139 political entities and
coalitions with the participation of 8275 candidates.
also stressed that "the elections are an essential part of the solution process
of the situation taking place in the country," adding that "when the voter gives
good choices and provincial councils are formed and good conservatives believe
in the political process would mean laying the foundation stone for the
construction of the state."
prime minister noted that "the election is the first after the departure of
U.S. troops from Iraq, evidence of the efficiency and capacity of the hardness
of the political process, as well as give a message that everything that happens
is in the hands of Iraq," stressing that "the conduct of these elections is not
something Hina was after efforts large by the Commission and the security services. "
He added by saying: "I say proudly, according to my knowledge so
far, the current Electoral Commission has been able to make bigger steps of the
previous commissions towards the control of the electoral process and this is
proof success for Iraq and the Iraqi government."
the elections in Anbar and Nineveh, the Prime Minister said: "The government
hopes that the people rejoice in Anbar and Nineveh, Kirkuk and Kurdistan
provinces to hold fair elections," noting that "the government will hold
elections in these provinces as soon as possible."
said al-Maliki that "there is no objection to the holding of elections in
Nineveh and Anbar," and added, "but not before the completion of security
control them and prevent those who target candidates and UNHCR staff, who do not
want an election of Al-Qaeda and the Baathists and sectarians," stressing that
"the government will hold elections in these provinces If
climate provides both security and spatial any finding polling stations capable
of conducting the elections. "
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