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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 […]

Iraqi Youths form Political Parties to join Early Elections

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. Iraqi youths form political parties to join early elections Groups of young people set up political parties as they seek to take part in early elections next year, in […]

PM announces Date for Early General Election

By John Lee. Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has announced an early general election for 6th June, 2021, roughly a year ahead of when it would normally be held. According to Reuters, the Iraqi parliament must ratify the election date. The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) welcomed the announcement. The Special Representative of […]

Govt Not Giving Up on Early Elections

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi government not giving up on early elections Despite the fact that most political parties in Iraq agreed to hold elections as soon as possible, and the government of […]

New Law could make Iraq's Early Elections Late

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Controversial new law could make Iraq's early elections late The Iraqi parliament, under public pressure from months of widespread protests, has passed a new electoral law that still leaves protesters and […]

Draft Election Law: UN calls for Improvements

Draft election law: UN calls for improvements to meet public demands Electoral reform has been a central demand of many peaceful protesters. In recent weeks, Iraqi authorities have sought to find legislative solutions that address public calls for credible, free and fair elections. This process is Iraqi-owned and Iraqi-led, as it must be. United Nations […]