Kubic Calls For An Urgent Investigation Into Complaints Of Fraud And Electoral Irregularities

BAGHDAD, The UN's Special Representative for Iraq, Jan Kubic, called on "the bodies responsible for the administration of the elections in Iraq to promptly investigate all complaints of fraud and electoral irregularities, to enhance the integrity of the electoral process and the legitimacy of its results, in line with the laws and constitution of Iraq.

In a statement, he appealed to all political actors and their supporters to uphold the causes of peace and to continue to commit themselves to resolving any electoral disputes through legal channels.

He called upon all constitutional and political leaders and entities to work together in support of the procedures used to deal with electoral process complaints, with a view to strengthening the electoral and political processes.

Kubic urged the government, security forces and EMBs to take all appropriate measures to secure electoral materials, especially in the light of the recent fire incident, damaging a number of IHEC stores. "

He noted that the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) stands ready to provide further assistance and technical advice to the electoral bodies, as requested.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency