UNAMI Welcomes Amendment to Elections Law

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler (pictured), welcomed the approval by the Iraqi Council of Representatives yesterday of the fourth amendment to the Governorate Council elections law, which determines the seat allocation formula to be applied in the elections.

The amendment was the final element in approving the legal framework for the Governorate Council elections,” Mr. Kobler said.

It brings the law into line with the Constitution, providing a more representative mechanism for the election of the new councils and aiming at securing a 25 percent representation of women. I welcome this positive step towards the holding of timely elections in 2013.

(Source: UNAMI)

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