The United Nations welcomes the election of the Presidency of the House of Representatives and expresses its disappointment
The United Nations Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) on Sunday welcomed the election of the speaker of the lower house of parliament and his two deputies, and expressed disappointment at the lack of women in the post.
“The head of the mission, Jan Kubic, welcomes the election of the Chamber of Deputies to the President of the Council and his two deputies and congratulates the elected officials, namely the President of the Council Mohammed Al Halbusi and his deputies Hassan Al Kaabi and Bashir Al Haddad. UNAMI looks forward to working with The new parliamentary leadership and the House of Representatives, and is ready to offer any assistance requested.“
“The Special Representative appreciates the perseverance of the President of the Council, who presided over the meeting, and commends the sense of responsibility that motivated the candidates to compete for leadership positions in the House of Representatives. The lack of access of any qualified women prominent to the Presidency of the House of Representatives, and urges the deputies and political leaders to fulfill their pledges and elect women to other leadership positions in the House of Representatives and ministerial positions and other senior positions in the next government.
He urged Kubic, according to the statement, the forces and political blocs to “accelerate the move forward, and commitment to constitutional times, the process of electing the President and then the Prime Minister, followed by the formation of a national government in favor of reform and cross-sectarian and based on cooperation and partnership between the various components of Iraq and its categories, Corruption“.
“Only a government with these conditions can restore citizens’ confidence and work quickly to meet their demands to improve public services, provide employment, development and economic reform, protect Iraq’s interests and ensure full respect for its sovereignty and independence,” he said. Source