Tag Archives | 2021 election

Halbousi Re-Elected as Speaker

By John Lee. The newly-elected Iraqi parliament has re-elected Mohamed al-Halbousi (pictured) as Speaker for a second term. Mr Halbousi received 200 votes, with his opponent, Mahmood al-Mashhadani, getting just 14. According to Al Jazeera, Parliament now has 30 days to elect the country's new President, who will then ask the largest bloc in parliament […]

Certification of Election Results; a New Chapter in the Conflict

By Akeel Abbas for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Certification of election results opens new chapter in Iraq's political conflict Iraq's Federal Court has certified the recent election results, setting in motion the constitutional deadlines. Click here to […]

Iraqi Supreme Court Ratifies Election Results

By John Lee. The Iraqi Supreme Court has reportedly ratified the results of October's parliamentary election. Pro-Iranian groups had challenged the result, which was a victory for Moqtada al-Sadr, who opposes influence from both Iran and the US. The court's decision means that negotiations can now officially begin on the formation of a new government. […]

Iraq "Needs a Full Manual Recount to Overcome Election Impasse"

By Ali Al-Mawlawi, for 1001 Iraqi Thoughts. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq Needs a Full Manual Recount to Overcome Election Impasse Three weeks since Iraq's electoral commission (IHEC) announced the final results of the October 10 elections, the Federal Supreme […]

Iraq's Sunni Parties Compete for Parliament Speaker

By Akeel Abbas for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Sunni parties compete for parliament speaker Two large Sunni coalitions, the Taqaddom alliance led by Muhammad al-Halbusi and the Azm alliance led by Khamis al-Khanjar, are competing for […]

Defeated Iraqi Parties seek to get Election Results Annulled

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Defeated Iraqi parties seek to get election results annulled Iraq's federal court is expected to uphold the results of the election, which has been praised by Iraqi and international […]

Can a Woman PM end Iraq's Political deadlock?

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Can a woman prime minister end Iraq's political deadlock? Iraqi law dictates that a quarter of seats in the country's parliament be reserved for women. Despite this guarantee of female representation in the […]

Al-Sadr uses Personal Diplomacy in search of Iraqi Deal

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Muqtada Sadr uses personal diplomacy in search of Iraqi deal Populist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is seeking to close the deal among Iraq's Shiite parties. Click here to read the […]

The Conflict at the Heart of Iraq's Intra-Shiite Deadlock

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The conflict at the heart of Iraq's intra-Shiite deadlock It is impossible to accurately predict the ultimate outcome of Iraq's Oct. 10 parliamentary elections. The wide-ranging discussions that are under way to form […]

Iraqi Election Results sent to Supreme Court for Approval

By Hassan Ali Ahmed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi election results sent to Federal Supreme Court for approval The Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission announced the final results of the Oct. 10 elections and will now […]

Sadr Confirmed as Victor in Iraq Elections

By John Lee. Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has announced the final results of the parliamentary elections which took place on 10th October, 2021. Following appeals and recounts, five seats changed hands, but the Sadrist Movement was confirmed as the largest party with a total of 73 seats from a total of 329 seats […]