Today, Sunday, Iraqi President Barham Salih described the upcoming legislative elections as “articulated” and indicated that they must be fair and have equal opportunities for the participants.
In a press statement, he said, “The upcoming elections are articulated and are a national merit, and it is necessary to ensure that they are conducted with integrity and be fair in their various stages in a manner that removes doubts and concerns about them, which were the cause of the citizens’ reluctance to participate in them.”
He added, “There is an urgent need to provide a safe and stable environment, to be assured of the safety of the procedures applied, to rely on the biometric card, to give voters the opportunity to choose their representatives away from fraud, manipulation and pressure, as well as to give equal opportunities to candidates to participate and run.”
Saleh pointed out that “these factors represent a basic pillar for the success of the elections and the launching of the desired reform.”
Yesterday, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi confirmed that the legislative elections would be held on the date set by the government on the tenth of next October, after it was on the sixth of June of this year.