IraqThe United Nations has been urged to monitor the parliamentary elections in October, which India has backed. On January 19, the Iraqi government approved elections on October 10. The last parliamentary elections in Iraq were held on May 12, 2018. India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurthy discussed the situation in Iraq at the UN Security Council on Tuesday. He said parliamentary elections in Iraq are scheduled for October. This is a great opportunity to strengthen the roots of democracy in the country.
Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHC) has invited embassies from 52 countries to monitor the country’s elections. An election official gave this information to the media. According to Xinhua news agency, IHC spokeswoman Jumana al-Galai said the commission’s law allows international observers to monitor the election process to ensure transparency.
The October election will determine the 328 members of the House of Representatives, who in turn will elect a new president and prime minister. It is said that the role of the United Nations in elections is only to monitor the electoral process, not to supervise or run it.