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UN adopts preventive measures for elections in Iraq

UN adopts preventive measures for elections in Iraq

Baghdad, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) on Wednesday began to take preventive measures prior to the parliamentary elections to be held on October 10 in this country.
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A group of 130 experts and some 600 support staff will supervise the elections, according to UNAMI head Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert.

The elections will be held a year earlier to meet demands from protesters who ousted former Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s Government in November 2019.

Hennis-Plasschaert announced that additional measures will be adopted to prevent electoral fraud such as confiscating voter cards after use and disabling them for 72 hours.

A total of 3,249 candidates run in Iraq’s elections, to reach 329 seats in Parliament.

Each constituency will put three to five seats at stake, with a quota designed to elect female candidates.


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