Tag Archives | Independent High Electoral Commission

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Official Election Results Announced 25th of May

By John Lee Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission has confirmed that the final official results of the April 30th elections will be announced on the 25th of May. So far a number of sources have released preliminary results, or what they have described as a first count. Elsewhere, various parties have claimed an approximate number […]

Iraqis Brave Violence To Vote

By John Lee. Millions of Iraqis went to cast their votes today as the country went into a state of lockdown for elections. Polling began at 7am and will close at 6pm. Previous elections in Iraq have been marred by considerable violence, while 50 were killed on Monday as Iraq’s armed forces cast their votes. […]

Baghdad Key in Electoral Battle

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. As a province, Baghdad has the biggest population and therefore gets the biggest share of representative seats in Iraq’s Parliament. And unlike in other provinces, the population is far from […]

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 […]

Full List of Election Candidates

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi election campaign formally began Tuesday, but the official candidate […]

Election Campaigning Begins

By John Lee. Election campaigning began formally today across Iraq, Asharq al-Awsat reports. Perhaps optimistically, they suggest this marks the end of the crisis with the Independent High Electoral Commission, following their return to work last week. Campaign posters and billboards already adorn many parts of Baghdad, as seen in this Al Arabiya slideshow. Radio Free Iraq […]