President Salih Emphasizes the Need to Address Problems Accompanied the Electoral Process

2019/04/09

President Barham Salih received members of the Board of Commissioners of the Independent High Electoral Commission headed by Mr. Maan Al-Hitawi at the Presidential Office in Baghdad on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
His Excellency stressed on the need to address the problems that accompanied the electoral process in the last stage.
The President emphasized the importance of overcoming these problems and working on developing the electoral system and the staff who are responsible for the process of preparing and supervising the elections to strengthen the citizen's confidence in the electoral process. 
President Salih indicated the importance of the role of the Commission in strengthening the democratic process. 
His Excellency stressed on the need for cooperation and coordination among all in order to ensure integrity and transparency that would make the electoral practices successful in the country.
The President discussed with the visiting delegation the ongoing preparations for the upcoming Provincial Council elections, indicating that the Electoral Commission is an important institution where its independent work must be preserved in accordance to constitutional frameworks. 
For their part, the Chairman and members of the Board of Commissioners reviewed preparations for the upcoming elections, stressing that the Commission has completed the technical procedures and is pending the House of Representatives to complete the required legislation in this regard.


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