UN calls again for the formation of the new Electoral Commission without delay

UN calls again for the formation of the new Electoral Commission without delay

10/09/2012 17:39

Baghdad September 10 / September (Rn) – renewed United Nations call to Iraqi political forces Monday to form a new Commission for the elections without delay. and failed the House of Representatives for more than two months to agree on the formation of new Commission for elections to replace the current commission, which ended roof flag constitutional In April last and extended three times. The House of Representatives has approved in principle to increase the number of members of UNHCR to 15 instead of nine, but the political blocs have not yet reached a consensus on the names put forward. called the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq Martin Kobler political forces in the Council House to reach agreement on the selection of new Board of Commissioners and find a solution to serve the democratic aspirations of the legitimate Iraqi people. confirmed Kuebler said in a statement to the International Organization that “the Electoral Commission for elections is the most important guarantee for the holding of free and fair elections in Iraq, and their presence is essential to ensure the protection and sustainable democratic process in Iraq . ” and added that “the upcoming elections in Iraq, which is scheduled to take place early in 2013 and 2014, can not be held on time unless you select the Board of Commissioners new without further delay.”and called on the parties to “make integrity and competence and independence are the basic standards to choose the Board of Commissioners, according to Iraqi law. ” and remained on the list of applicants 60 names of 7 thousand people applied to fill the seats in the Commission. According to a statement the International Organization, the delegation from the United Nations Mission to help Iraq (UNAMI), headed by the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq Gyorgy Posten , met with House Speaker Osama Nujaifi today. The delegation stressed the need to accelerate the parties decisively debate about a combination new Board of Commissioners and do choice without any further delay in order to ensure that the forthcoming elections in a timely manner. formed Independent Higher Commission for Elections, headed by Faraj al-Haidari After the expiry of the work of the Electoral Commission, which conducted the 2005 elections. Abdullah Sabri

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