3 February 2009
Security Council

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council press statement on Iraq Elections


The following press statement on the Iraq elections was read out today by Council President Yukio Takasu ( Japan):

The members of the Security Council welcome the holding of provincial elections in Iraq on 31 January.  The members look forward to the announcement of Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) certifying the election results, and express their appreciation to the Commission, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Government of Iraq for their dedicated work in preparing for these elections.

The members of the Security Council commend and congratulate the people of Iraq for demonstrating their commitment to a peaceful and democratic political process.

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