The top UN envoy in Iraq wants a swift formation of an inclusive government in Iraq following the May 12 parliamentary elections, Xinhua news agency reported.
"The post-election phase represents a crucial time for Iraq," Jan Kubis, the UN secretary-general's special representative for Iraq, told the Security Council on Wednesday.
He urged political leaders to prioritise inclusive, non-sectarian dialogue, and to ensure the swift formation of a new national government that reflects the will of the people of Iraq.
'´It is essential for the new government to work across sectarian and ethnic divides in pursuing much needed political, economic and social reforms, while working to improve the economy, public services delivery and social justice.
'´The new government will guarantee the future of Iraq as a stable, prosperous, united, democratic, fully sovereign and independent federal state with good relations with all its neighbours based on mutual respect, non-interference, and common interests as a factor of stability, cooperation and prosperity in the region.'
´ The May 12 parliamentary elections were held in a generally calm and stable environment, but were marked by a low voter turnout of only 44.52 percent. Kubis said the decision by more than half of the voting population not to exercise their democratic right sends a strong signal to the elites ruling Iraq since 2003. "I urge the Iraqi political elites to draw the necessary conclusions on the need for improved representation, justice for all, democratic accountability and good governance void of corruption, sectarian quota system, nepotism and patronage."
سایت تابناک از انتشار نظرات حاوی توهین و افترا و نوشته شده با حروف لاتین (فینگیلیش) معذور است.