In addition to meeting with Iyad Allawi, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative, Ashraf Qazi, also met with Abdul Aziz Al Hakim, president of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution, and Hussein al-Shahristani, a leading candidate on the United Iraqi Coalition.
The sessions were all part of his consultations following Sunday's elections for a national assembly that will write a new democratic constitution.
Qazi's talks with Allawi focused on ways the United Nations could help during the transitional process, which continues with the drafting of a permanent constitution, its presentation for adoption through a national referendum and the holding of new elections towards the end of the year.
The world organization played a leading role in enabling the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, which conducted Sunday's poll.
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