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Anbar’s Would-Be MPs Still Owe Millions

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. By Kamal al-Ayash. After Elections, Anbar’s Would-Be MPs Still Owe Millions Candidates in the recent elections spent millions of dinars on their campaigns in Anbar. Or at least, they promised […]

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Market Review: “Of Banks and Budget Surpluses”

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Activity in the economy at large, and the market in particular, came to a virtual standstill at the start of the month as it coincided […]

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Video: Manual Election Recount to begin on Tuesday

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The mandate for Iraq’s parliament has expired – with no new leadership confirmed. The country’s still waiting for the results of a manual recount of suspect ballots from last month’s election. That’s due […]

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Iraq may soon be Without a Government

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq may soon be Without a Government, as Clock Runs Out The term of Iraq’s current parliament ends June 30, but a mandated manual recount of votes cast in the May 12 election hasn’t even begun, and […]

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Will Abadi have a Role in Forming New Govt?

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  On June 21, Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled that parliament’s decision to cancel the votes of Iraqis living abroad, displaced people and members of the peshmerga forces was unconstitutional. The […]

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Supreme Court Confirms Election Re-Count

By John Lee. Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court has reportedly upheld a law mandating a nationwide recount of the votes from May’s parliamentary election, which had been ordered following claims from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi that there had been serious violations. The court has also ruled that the cancellation of votes from people overseas, the displaced, […]

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Sadr, Amiri announce Political Alliance

By John Lee. Nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Hadi al-Amiri have reportedly announced an alliance between their political blocs. The groups who won first and second places respectively in last month’s parliamentary election. While Sadr’s Sairoon Alliance is opposed to Iranian involvement in Iraq, Amiri’s Fatah (Conquest) Coalition is head of an Iranian-backed militia. At […]

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Disputes over Election Results flare after Baghdad Ballot Fire

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The fate of Iraq’s latest elections has become fraught following a deliberate arson attack on the ballot boxes storage center in the Rusafa district of Baghdad on June 10. The facility exposed to the […]

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Video: Fire hits Iraq’s biggest Ballot Warehouse

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Emergency services try to put out a fire that ripped through Iraq’s biggest ballot warehouse in eastern Baghdad’s Al-Russafa district, ahead of a vote recount prompted by allegations of fraud during legislative elections that […]

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Election Recount Ordered; Electoral Commission bosses Sacked

By John Lee. The Iraqi parliament has ordered a nationwide manual recount of all votes from the parliamentary elections, following claims from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi that there had been serious violations. Iraq’s top judicial authority, the Supreme Judicial Council, will also take over the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), replacing the local heads in each […]

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Disputed Election Results Threaten Conflict in Kirkuk

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  On May 30, the Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq annulled votes cast at more than 1,000 of the country’s polling stations, including 186 stations in Kirkuk, a city […]

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