Tag Archives | Independent High Electoral Commission

Kobler Welcomes Peaceful Conduct of Elections

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler (pictured), congratulates the Iraqi citizens on the peaceful conduct of the Provincial Council elections. He commended the work of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), for its high level of professionalism in conducting the first elections under its full responsibility, as […]

IHEC Publishes Candidate List for Local Elections

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]

US to Assist Iraq with Elections

On January 21, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) formalizing its cooperation to develop IHEC’s institutional capacity in the areas of strategic planning, electoral management, and external relations through the Elections Support Project. Under […]

UN's Kobler Welcomes Announcement of Council Elections

By John Lee. The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, has welcomed the decision announced on 30 October 2012 by the Government of Iraq to set 20 April 2013 as the date for the forthcoming Governorate Council elections, following consultations with the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). “Setting […]

UNAMI Welcomes Appointment of IHEC Board

The Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler (pictured), welcomed the official appointment of eight members of the Board of Commissioners of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). “I welcome this appointment. It now paves the way for the conduct of governorate council elections in early 2013,” Mr. Kobler said. […]

No Democracy Without Elections, No Elections Without IHEC

By Martin Kobler, Special Representative for the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq. Over the past few years, millions of Iraqi men and women have made their way home from polling booths across the country, proudly displaying their fingers dyed bright purple by the ink that symbolizes their vital contribution to the political process. I […]

UN Concerned over Delay in New Electoral Board

By John Lee. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler (pictured), has expressed his concern over the delay in selecting the new Board of Commissioners of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). "Any further postponement in appointing the new Commissioners would pose a serious threat to the democratic process in […]