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UN calls for transparent elections in Iraq

UN calls for transparent elections in Iraq

The elections in Iran are scheduled for Oct. 10, and the international body said Tuesday it expects the upcoming elections to be free and transparent.

In its efforts to make the upcoming elections free from foreign impact, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) will deploy 877 international and local observers to ensure irregularities of the 2018 polls are not repeated.

According to Jeanine Antoinette Plasschaert, the head of UNAMI, all efforts are to ensure that there are no doubts in the elections to be held.

“The same things that were done in 2018 will not be repeated. It is important that these elections are different from the 2018 polls,” she stressed.

UNAMI to assume a neutral stance in the Iraqi elections

The UN in Iraq believes that elections will not bring miracles or cause a radical change in the Middle Eastern country. One of its tasks, the UNAMI sees establishing a government that can make concrete changes.

Commenting on reports that the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) candidates who went to Sinjar to prepare for the vote were denied entry by the PKK terrorists, Plasschaert said he supported the candidates’ right to meet voters.

The recent polls were originally scheduled to be held in 2022, but the mass protests across Iraq made the political parties agree on early elections, Andalou Agency reports.