DSRSG Alice Walpole press conference - Sulaymania recount centre | 10 July 2018

On 10 July 2018, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Iraq, Alice Walpole, visited the recount centre in Sulaimaniyah to assess progress on the manual recount of votes from the 12 May national elections.

As during her recent visits to the electoral recount centres in Kirkuk and Baghdad, DSRSG Walpole observed the ongoing recount in Sulaymaniyah and met with recount staff and members of the Board of Judges overseeing the process. She also spoke with the United Nations team of electoral experts present, and reiterated how impressed she was with the professionalism of all those working hard to deliver the recount.

DSRSG Walpole recalled that several political parties in Sulaimaniyah had been among those calling for a recount of ballots, and she encouraged political party agents and civil society observers to engage with the recount process.

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