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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 […]

Netherlands to support UN Electoral Assistance to Iraq

UN signs financing agreement with the Netherlands to support UN electoral assistance to Iraq The United Nations in Iraq welcomes the contribution of EUR 3 million from the Netherlands to a UN-led project to support and assist capacity-building within the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). The Dutch funding will also support deployment of UN electoral […]

Al-Sadr may be preparing a bid to be Iraq's next PM

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. Muqtada al-Sadr may be preparing a bid to be Iraq's next prime minister The populist cleric appears to be gearing up for the upcoming parliamentary elections slated for June […]

France signs agreement to support Iraqi Elections

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. France signs financing agreement with UN to support Iraqi elections The UN-France deal supports Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission ahead of early elections slated for next summer. Click here to read […]

France to support Electoral Capacity Development in Iraq

UN signs financing agreement with France to support Electoral Capacity Development in Iraq The United Nations in Iraq welcomes the contribution of EUR 1 million from France to a UN-led project to support and assist the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). The contribution will help deploy UN electoral advisers as IHEC prepares for upcoming elections. […]

Iraqi Parliament votes on Final Version of Electoral Law

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. Iraqi parliament votes on final version of electoral law The Iraqi parliament managed to overcome the hurdle of constituencies impeding the legislative elections law, passing the final version Oct. 29 amid […]