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Explaining Iraq's Election Results

By Dr Renad Mansour and Dr Victoria Stewart-Jolley, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Explaining Iraq's election results Although the election results appear to show a shift in political support, there is a clear disparity between the popular vote […]

Sunnis back Party of Iraq's Youngest-ever Speaker

By Shelly Kittleson, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sunnis back party of Iraq's youngest-ever parliamentary speaker The large backing by the Sunni community for the current parliamentary speaker's party despite a tradition of voting along tribal lines […]

Iraq Election: Low Turnout, High Drama

By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Low Turnout, High Drama Iraq's parliamentary elections show a shift in the balance of power in favor of Moqtada al-Sadr and Nouri al-Maliki. Click here to read […]

The Biggest Loser of Iraq's Election Could Be Iran

By Mina Al-Oraibi, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Biggest Loser of Iraq's Election Could Be Iran Pro-Iran parties lost support, say they'll reject the results, and are threatening violence. Click here to read the full story […]

Deep Data: What Iraqi Election Results say ...

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Deep Data: What the election results say about political contestation in Iraq The voting tallies for Iraq's 2021 parliamentary elections have yet to be finalized, but preliminary results released by the Independent High […]

Iraq's Election "shows a Society Fraying at the Edges"

By Ben van der Merwe, for The New Statesman. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's election shows a society fraying at the edges Turnout hit a record low as opinion polls suggest many Iraqis have lost trust in government, religious […]

Iraqi, Kurdish PMs discuss Election Tensions in Kirkuk

By Al Monitor staff.  Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi and Kurdish prime ministers discuss election tensions in Kirkuk Tens of Kurdish residents of disputed Kirkuk were arrested and later released after celebrating the victory of Kurdish parties in the […]

Sunni 'Awakening' a Big Story from Iraq's Elections

By Andrew Parasiliti, Elizabeth Hagedorn and Joe Snell for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sunni 'awakening' is a big story from Iraq's elections Thirteen years after the United States deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, an Arab Sunni, Iraq's […]

Sadr, Independents Win under Iraq's New Election Law

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. Sadr and independents biggest winners under Iraq's new election law The new election law was beneficial for large political blocs and independents, but it also harmed a number of […]

Video: Iraqi Opposition Rejects Election Results

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Opposition in southern Iraq rejects election results The Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has claimed victory in Iraq's election, but some of the main political parties have rejected the results. Al Jazeera's Mahmoud […]

Iraq's next Parliament will include Record Number of Women

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's next Parliament will include Record Number of Women As the results from Iraq's Oct. 10 parliamentary elections trickle in, it is becoming clear that women candidates have excelled. The next 329-member Iraqi […]