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Electoral Recount Completed – UN Congratulates IHEC

SRSG Kubiš congratulates the IHEC Board of Judges on completion of the electoral recount and looks forward to a timely conclusion of the remaining stages of the electoral process The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš (pictured), welcomes today’s announcement by the Board of Judges of the Independent […]

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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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Preparations in Place for Iraqi Parliamentary Elections

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.  Iraqis are heading out to the polls this week, and the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) said it is making sure everyone who is eligible to vote will have […]

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Gender Mainstreaming in Iraq’s Elections

UNDP and UNAMI works with Iraqi High Elections Commission (IHEC) on gender mainstreaming in Iraq’s elections 20 participants from IHEC’s gender unit participated in the first of a series of capacity building activites planned to support IHEC in the period leading up to the upcoming elections. The workshop, jointly organized by the United Nations Development […]

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Dozens of Iraqi Journalists enter Parliamentary Race

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.  A record 30 Iraqi journalists and media figures have entered the political arena and presented their candidacies for the May 12 parliamentary elections, joining a variety of blocs and lists. […]

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Cabinet sets date for Parliamentary Elections

On November 1, the Iraqi cabinet set the date for the upcoming parliamentary election as May 15, 2018. In a statement, the cabinet said that the federal government would be responsible for providing a secure environment to hold the elections and help displaced persons return to their districts for the elections, electronic voting will also […]

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May 2018 suggested for Parliamentary Election

Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has put forward the date of May 12, 2018 for the Iraqi parliamentary election. “The IHEC’s Board of Commissioners suggests for the Council of Ministers to set Saturday, 12 May 2018, a date for the election of the Council of Representatives for its fourth electoral term,” according to an […]

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Korea wins $100m Contract for Vote-Counting Machines

By John Lee. South Korea’s Miru Systems has signed a $100-million deal to supply vote-counting machines to Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). According to a report from Yonhap, Baghdad is reportedly considering using Miru’s vote-counting equipment and solutions in the September local elections for the first time, ahead of a parliamentary vote planned for next […]

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PM calls for New Electoral Commission

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has called on the parliament to form a new electoral commission, as the expiration of the legal term of the current commission is nearing. Abadi made his call during his weekly news conference on Tuesday.  A group of Iraqi MPs had submitted a petition to the speaker of parliament requesting […]

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Demand for Reform reaches Electoral Commission

By Omar Sattar for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A group of Iraqi legislators plans to submit a petition to the speaker of parliament requesting the deposition of executive council members of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) with an eye toward the […]

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IHEC Rejects Basra Autonomy Bid

By John Lee. Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has reportedly rejected a request for referendum to make Basra an autonomous region. Anadolu Agency reports that Commission said it had received an official request from Basra city that included the signatures of 44,366 citizens, but the lists were missing the signatories’ identification numbers and ration […]

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US Ambassador Praises IHEC’s Election Efforts

U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft (pictured) and U.S. Embassy staff met on Tuesday April 22 with Mr. Sarbast Rashid Mustafa, the Chairman of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) and Mr. Muqdad Alsharify, the Chief Electoral Officer of IHEC. Chairman Mustafa and CEO Alsharify outlined for the Ambassador the extensive plan that IHEC has in place […]

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