Baghdad, 1 May 2014 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, welcomes the well managed Governorate Council Elections in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on 30 April 2014.
“I congratulate the people of the Kurdistan region who, alongside the nationwide legislative elections, also voted for their Governorate Councils representatives”. Mr. Mladenov added that he was particularly pleased with the reported turnout and the peaceful nature of the polling. “Their participation and contribution to the democratic process mark an important milestone in Iraq’s democratic transition”, he further said.
Picture from Mr. Gaylan Haje