?Indonesian Ambassador, H.E. Safzen Noerdin, took part in observing the Iraqi Parliament Election held on 30 April 2014. The ambassador accompanied by his staff visited 3 voting centers around Baghdad city.
School buildings were functioned as voting centers which was divided to 6-8 polling stations in which around 400 – 450 voters casted their ballots. The enthusiasm of the people to come to the voting centers was quite high even though the election was held in tight security.
Ambassador Noerdin expressed his appreciation to the government of Iraq and IHEC for the opportunity given to the Indonesian Embassy in Baghdad to participate as observer of Iraq Election. He also expressed his appreciation for the good work and hospitality of the committee to the observers as the process of the election ran well and was on comfortable atmosphere for the local and international observers. He further sent his wishes for the successful of this election and bringing better changes for the people of Iraq.
This 2014 election was the first election held after the American forces were retreated from Iraq in 2011. Despite some security incidents, the voters enthusiastically kept coming to the polling centers to cast their ballots.