Human Rights Center: International observers cannot monitor more than 5 percent of the polling stations

Baghdad The Strategic Center for Human Rights in Iraq welcomed the decision of the UN Security Council to extend the work of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq “UNAMI” for another year.

The Director of the center’s office in Baghdad, Hazem Al-Rudaini, said in a statement that the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) received a copy of it, that this decision will be positive in terms of agreeing to increase the number of international observers for the early elections to the House of Representatives scheduled to take place on the tenth of October of this year.”

Al-Rudaini called on the government to allocate money to the local monitoring teams for the purpose of supporting civil society organizations interested in the election file, indicating: “the local observation teams can cover all polling stations on election day, in contrast to what the international observation teams do, which, no matter how large, can cover in the best conditions, only 5% of the electoral centers.

Yesterday, Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the UN Security Council had agreed to send an international team to monitor the elections in Iraq.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency