UN concerned about the delay in choosing a new Commission for the Iraqi elections

UN concerned about the delay in choosing a new Commission for the Iraqi elections

05/08/2012 17:52

Baghdad, 5 August / August (Rn) – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq Martin Kobler has expressed concern about the delay in the selection of members of the Board of Commissioners of new High Commissioner of the elections. said Kubler in a statement that “any further delay in the appointment of new commissioners, would be a serious threat on the democratic process in Iraq, “ and added “It is important to work now all the decision makers hand in hand, to complete the selection process quickly. This will pave the way forward for the provincial elections on schedule in March 2013. This is in the interest of the people Iraq. ” and repeat Kubler invited the parties to work to ensure the participation of women in the new Board of Commissioners. It is hoped that the vote of the Iraqi Parliament will vote tomorrow on the members of the Commission nine new after he refused to Council vote on the extension of the third work of the Office of the current elections.and decided the House of Representatives on 28 last month to vote on a second extension of the work of the Electoral Commission the current ten days after the expiration of the extended first, which lasted for two months. The work of the Board of Commissioners has ended legally on 28 April last.seeks block a coalition of state law to increase the number of seats in the Electoral Commission from nine seats to 15 seats for the representation of all components and this quest face rejection from the Iraqi List. The Committee of Experts parliamentary charged with the formation of the Electoral Commission has decided to end last June adopted the mechanism to select the Office stages the first reducing the number from 60 to 30 and the second selection of nine candidates or 15 candidates out of 30 people. Abdullah Sabri

Source: aknews