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Al-Sadr to sit out October Election

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 Shiite leader Sadr to sit out October election Muqtada al-Sadr also said he would withdraw his support for the current government and its replacement. Click here to read the full […]

Impunity "Will Cast a Pall Over Iraq's Elections"

By Belkis Wille, for Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Impunity for Killings Will Cast a Pall Over Iraq's Elections When protests erupted in Baghdad and other parts of central and southern Iraq in October 2019, tens of […]

Prospects and Limitations of UN Election Observation in Iraq

By Marsin Alshamary and Maya Nir, for The Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The prospects and limitations of United Nations election observation in Iraq In October 2021, after nearly two years of intermittent protests that brought down the government […]

Iraq's Elections "Unlikely to be Game-Changers"

By Sajad Jiyad, for the London School of Economics (LSE) Middle East Centre. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Protest vote: why Iraq's next elections are unlikely to be game-changers Iraq is due to hold elections in the next 12 months, whether […]

EU to support UN electoral assistance in Iraq

UN signs financing agreement with the European Union to support UN electoral assistance to Iraq The United Nations in Iraq welcomes the contribution of EUR 5.51 million from the European Union to a UN-led project to support capacity-building within the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). The EU funding will also support deployment of UN electoral […]

The Hijacking of Democracy: The Role of Political Parties in Iraq

By Samir Sumaida'ie, former Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations and the United States, for The Wilson Center. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Hijacking of Democracy: The Role of Political Parties in Iraq In the eighteen years since the fall […]

German Company to Inspect Iraq's Electoral Software

By John Lee. At a meeting on Tuesday, the Iraqi Cabinet approved the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) decision to pay the German company Hensoldt to inspect the software running the country's electoral systems. The company, which has 5,600 employees, describes itself as "a pioneer of technology and innovation for defence and security electronics." General […]

Iraqi Parliament to Dissolve itself on 7th October

By John Lee. The Iraqi Parliament has voted to dissolve itself on 7th October, to make way for general parliamentary elections scheduled for 10th October. The decision was made at a sitting of the parliament on Wednesday. (Source: Iraqi Parliament)

UN, USAID to support UN Electoral Assistance to Iraq

UN signs financing agreement with the USAID to support UN electoral assistance to Iraq The United Nations in Iraq welcomes the contribution of USD 9.7 million from the USAID to a UN-led project to support and assist capacity-building within the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). The USAID funding will also support the deployment of […]

Iraqi Elections Postponed

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has voted to postpone early elections from June to 10th October. A statement from Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said the delay was due to "important technical reasons", which he did not specify. Cabinet Spokesperson, the Minister of Culture Hassan Nadhem (pictured), said the Iraqi Government will provide all the […]

Iraqi Govt presses ahead with Early Elections

By Omar al-Jaffal 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 government presses ahead with early elections next year The Iraqi government is striving to make the legal and political preparations for elections in June 2021, amid multiple political […]