The Independent High Electoral Commission in Iraq announced, on Thursday, the completion of preparations for holding the early parliamentary elections scheduled for October 10.
Commission Chairman Jalil Adnan said, in a press conference held in Baghdad, that "the commission has completed all preparations, including updating the voter register and names of candidates, and has conducted 3 successful (security) simulations, the last of which was attended by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi."
Last Tuesday, Al-Kadhemi announced that his government was ready to make the early parliamentary elections next October a success at the security and logistical levels while briefing him on the progress of implementing the third and final simulation process for entitlement, at the headquarters of the Independent High Electoral Commission in the capital, Baghdad.
Adnan explained, "The Supreme Security Committee for Elections has taken all precautions for the polling day, and the Electoral Commission is committed to the law and announcing the results within 24 hours, after the end of the poll."
He added, "The representatives of the United Nations will supervise the Kirkuk elections," stressing that "two committees will be formed to monitor complaints," as the province has a specialty from the rest of the provinces, as it is one of the disputed areas between Baghdad and Erbil according to the Iraqi constitution, and includes a mixture of Arabs, Turkmen, and Kurds.