Baghdad, 2 April 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler, today met with the IHEC Board of Commissioners to exchange views on the state of preparedness for the upcoming Governorate Council elections. كوردی
The Board of Commissioners assured the UN Envoy that IHEC is technically ready to conduct elections in all 14 governorates at the scheduled date of 20 April 2013.
Mr. Kobler reiterated the United Nations’ support to the country’s electoral body as an independent institution. “I encourage the IHEC to maintain its independence, transparency and credibility, in order to secure the trust of the voters.”