“The new Parliament should immediately engage in addressing the political, security, social and humanitarian concerns of all communities in Iraq”, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Mr. Nickolay Mladenov today said.
“The first and most important step is the election of a Speaker”, Mr. Mladenov continued. He added “once this is done, the Parliament should promptly elect a President and approve a new Government, as stipulated in the Constitution. Any delay in the process, caused by a lack of quorum or unwillingness to show compromise will be detrimental to the country’s future”.
“Faced with a national crisis, the political leaders of Iraq should put the interests of the country and its people before everything else”, Mr. Mladenov concluded.