Tag Archives | Voting

Korea wins $100m Contract for Vote-Counting Machines

By John Lee. South Korea's Miru Systems has signed a $100-million deal to supply vote-counting machines to Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). According to a report from Yonhap, Baghdad is reportedly considering using Miru's vote-counting equipment and solutions in the September local elections for the first time, ahead of a parliamentary vote planned for next […]

Official Election Results Announced 25th of May

By John Lee Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission has confirmed that the final official results of the April 30th elections will be announced on the 25th of May. So far a number of sources have released preliminary results, or what they have described as a first count. Elsewhere, various parties have claimed an approximate number […]

UNSC Commend Iraq on Successful Election

By John Lee. The United Nations Security Council have issued a statement commending Iraq on successfully holding parliamentary elections. The statement urges Iraq's political parties to follow up this success by forming a government as quickly as possible and "strengthen national unity." The statement in full: The members of the Security Council welcome the holding […]

Iraqis Brave Violence To Vote

By John Lee. Millions of Iraqis went to cast their votes today as the country went into a state of lockdown for elections. Polling began at 7am and will close at 6pm. Previous elections in Iraq have been marred by considerable violence, while 50 were killed on Monday as Iraq's armed forces cast their votes. […]