Anbar local elections witnesses wide participation, says IHEC

anbar local elections witnesses wide participation says ihec Anbar local elections witnesses wide participation, says IHEC

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Independent High Electoral Commission announced wide participation in Anbar local elections.

The general polling in Anbar and Nineveh provinces has started on Thursday morning post the special voting of the security forces which was conducted on last Monday at participation rate of 56%, according to the Independent High Electoral Commission’s report.

Deputy Head of the IHEC, Gatea al-Zawbaye said “The initial reports indicated that the polling being conducted in Anbar is witnessing heavy participation despite the curfew announced in the province.”

“The electoral process is going smoothly without any obstacles,” he added noting “The IHEC took all the measures required to endure the success of the elections.”

He urged “the voters in Anbar and Nineveh provinces to widely participate in the elections to choose their representatives at the local governments.”

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