Al-Mishri sets 4 preconditions for elections to succeed

Al-Mishri sets 4 preconditions for elections to succeed

June 28, 2022 - 22:12
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

 The Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Khalid Al-Mishri said Tuesday in his meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh in Geneva in the presence of UN Advisor Stephanie Williams that the electoral process requires "four preconditions" so it can be transparent, saying this is what the statement of the five Western countries have recently reiterated.

Al-Mishri said one requirement is seeing professional work by the High National Elections Commission away from political intervention, adding that other requirements include a halt to violence and inciting violence, and complete transparency in managing public funds to see revenues managed transparently and fairly, in addition to a fourth requirement: national reconciliation that is based on correct principles.

"National reconciliation should start with confessions and end with apologies and acceptance as well as compensation." He said, adding that the constitutional document they are working to finalize in Geneva is the first and major step toward holding transparent and acceptable elections with an accurate date for the vote, and reiterating HCS position in favor of holding elections based on consensual constitutional and legal basis.

He reiterated that the Geneva meeting requires courageous concessions from both sides and hoped all parties would back up the outcome.