Baghdad, 5 August / August (Rn) – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq Martin Kobler has expressed concern about the delay in the selection of members of the Board of Commissioners of the new High Commissioner of the elections.
Kuebler said in a statement that “any further delay in the appointment of new commissioners, would be a serious threat to the democratic process in Iraq,”
“It is important to work now all the decision makers hand in hand, to complete the selection process quickly. This will pave the way forward for the provincial elections on schedule in March 2013. This is in the interest of the Iraqi people.”
Kubler and repeated his call for the parties to work to ensure the participation of women in the new Board of Commissioners.
It is hoped that the vote of the Iraqi Parliament will vote tomorrow on the nine new members of the Commission after the Council refused to vote on the extension of the third work of the Office of the current elections.
The House of Representatives decided in 28 of the last month to vote on a second extension of the work of the Electoral Commission the current ten days after the expiration of the extended first, which lasted for two months.
The work of the Board of Commissioners may legally ended on 28 April last.
And seeks mass coalition of state law to increase the number of seats in the election commission from nine seats to 15 seats to represent all the components and this quest face rejection from the Iraqi List.
The Committee of Experts in charge of forming the parliamentary election commission has decided to end last June the Commission adopted the mechanism to select the first two stages to reduce the number from 60 to 30 and the second selection of nine candidates or 15 candidates out of 30 people.