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Iraq's Electoral Commission Ends In Mass Resignation

By John Lee. Sources from Reuters have reported that Iraq's entire electoral commission have resigned en masse complaining of "political interference." The move comes following a conflict between the judiciary, legislature and the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) following a decision by the judiciary to disqualify candidates said to be of "ill repute." This could quite possibly […]

A Challenge for the Electoral Commission

With just six weeks left to the parliamentary elections in Iraq, scheduled for 30th April, former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has sais that the elections may not be held due to the security problems in the country. Addressing a youth organization affiliated to his National Iraqi Alliance, Allawi expressed doubts about the integrity and transparency […]

Details of Coalitions Contesting April Elections

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. IHEC Publishes the List of Constituent Elements in Coalitions Contesting Iraq’s […]

List of Coalitions and Entities in the Elections

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Following the lottery yesterday in which participants in the 30 April […]

Tender for Polling Kits for Elections 2014

The Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), Republic of Iraq , invites all the interested qualified and specialized companies to participate in the tender for provision of the electoral goods and services provided below, according to the DDP Incoterms: Supplying, packing and batching of the Polling Center Kits. Supplying, packing and batching of the Polling Station […]

KRG Election Results

The Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq (IHEC) has announced the complete results of parliamentary elections in Kurdistan Region yesterday during a press conference in Erbil. The Kurdistan Region held its fourth round of parliamentary elections on 21 September 2013. It included 1,129 candidates - 336 of them women, and over 2,800 international observers from […]

Kurdistan Election Results Delayed

By John Lee. Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has said that the results of the parliamentary election of the Kurdistan Region will not be announced until next week. It had originally planned to give the results of Saturday's election on Thursday 26th. 73.9 percent of the 2.8 million people eligible in the ballot turned […]

Iraqi Kurdistan Elections Could Be Turning Point

By Kamal Chomani for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) in Iraq announced that the campaign for the legislative elections in Iraqi Kurdistan will start on Aug. 28 and last until Sept. 17. The Sept. 21 legislative elections will […]

KRG "Committed to Free and Fair Elections"

Minister Falah Mustafa received Mr Sarbast Mustafa, Head of the Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq (IHEC), and Mr Sokol Kondi, Head of UNAMI in Erbil today to discuss preparations for the upcoming elections. Kurdistan Region is due to hold parliamentary and provincial elections this year in September and November respectively. The meeting comes as […]

Final Results of Iraqi Provincial Elections

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]

Partial Results from Provincial Elections

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]

Low Turnout in Local Elections

By John Lee. Just over 50 percent of eligible Iraqi voters participated in provincial elections on Saturday, well below the 72 percent turnout for the latest such elections, in 2009, according to Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). The turnout in Baghdad was only 33 percent. According to the Wall Street Journal, the lower participation […]