Dispatch of Election Observation Mission for the Provincial Elections in Iraq
January 28, 2009
- The Government of Japan has decided to dispatch an Election Observation
Mission to support fair implementation of the Provincial Elections in Iraq
to be held on January 31 (Sat). This Mission is headed by Mr. Takehiro
Kagawa, Deputy Director-General of the Middle Eastern and African Affairs
Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- In Iraq, the mission will observe the preparation procedure and voting.
It will also exchange views and information with persons concerned with
the Electoral Commission, officials of the Iraqi government and other election
- This is the first provincial election to be carried out under the new Iraqi constitution, which was democratically established in November 2005.
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