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KRG halts preparations for Nov. 1 polls

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Wednesday announced its decision to suspend preparations for KRG presidential and parliamentary elections slated for Nov. 1. ...

PYD elections in Syrian Kurdistan illegitimate

KNC Geneva - 2017-10-17 13:45
On 21st of September 2017, the first municipal elections organized by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) took place in northern Syria in territories under their control. Thereby, administrative committees for the municipalities of the Kurdish regions were e ...

Document: Abadi Won Little More Than 5,000 Votes Last Elections

BAS News - 2017-10-15 23:27
BAGHDAD — The current Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi had received less than 6,000 votes in 2014 parliamentary elections, and he later was granted the position of Iraqi premier as part of a political compromise. According to documents published o ...

No Decision Yet to Postpone Kurdistan’s Elections: MP

BAS News - 2017-10-11 22:03
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region has not yet made a decision to put off the scheduled parliamentary and presidential elections, said a lawmaker. MP Wahid Hormozi told BasNews that the political factions in the parliament are expected to decide on the issue i ...

The Domestic Challenge to Kyrgyzstan’s Milestone Election

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-10 22:47
While Kyrgyzstan’s 15 October elections are a rare milestone for Central Asian democracy, the campaign is exposing dangerous fault lines. In the largest city of Osh, the new president will have to face down robust local power brokers, defuse Uzbek-Kyrgyz ...

Towns, districts, and cantons’ elections postponed

ANHA - 2017-10-10 13:48
The Independent High Commission for Elections in the Cizîre, the Euphrates, and Afrin regions has postponed the elections of districts, towns, cantons to December 1st in order to complete required preparations, and the candidates would get ready for the e ...

Mosul Tribes Trying to Prevent Iraqi Polls in Their Areas

BAS News - 2017-10-07 17:08
ERBIL— The Sunni Arab tribes of Nineveh province are striving to prevent the Iraqi general elections from taking place in their areas. Sheikh Muzahim al-Huwet, the spokesperson for the Arab tribes of Nineveh, told BasNews on Saturday that the tribes have ...

KHERC: Yes wins by 92.73 percent at Kurdistan independence referendum

KRG-Spain - 2017-10-04 00:00
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – The Kurdistan Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission, yesterday announced the results of the Kurdistan independence referendum. In a press conference, Hndren Muhammad, the head of the Commiss ...

How to Ensure a Credible, Peaceful Presidential Vote in Kenya

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-02 16:14
Following the annulment of August’s historic vote, Kenya must hold repeat presidential elections by 1 November. But rising tensions and the threat of an opposition boycott could result in missing the vote's deadline and risk a constitutional crisis. Both ...

Arab National Body: we are ready for 2nd electoral stage

ANHA - 2017-09-28 11:59
The Arab National Body congratulated the elections’ success of the North Syria’s people and confirmed the readiness for the next stage of the elections which includes town, district, and canton’s Councils. ...

92.73% voted 'yes' in Kurdistan independence referendum: commission

KurdPress - 2017-09-28 08:51
The Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHREC) announced on Wednesday, September 27, that 92.73 percent had voted “yes” in favor of an independent Kurdistan, while 7.23 percent voted “no”, according to initial results. ...

Kurdistan Independence Referendum Succeeded: Commission

BAS News - 2017-09-27 17:02
%92.73 Voted "Yes" to independence ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission announced on Wednesday that the referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Region from Iraq succeeded with %92.73 votes in favor of ind ...

Executive Body calls for towns councils’ candidacy opening

ANHA - 2017-09-26 11:54
The Executive Body of Democratic North-Syria Federation congratulated the people on the communes' electoral process' success noting that they are getting ready for the second stage which is the elections of towns, districts and cantons so the body called ...

76.6 Electors in Kurdistan Voted in Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-25 20:07
ERBIL— The High Independent Elections and Referendum Commission of the Kurdistan Region on Monday evening announced that 76.6 of electors in the Kurdistan have cast their votes in the independence referendum of the Kurdistan which was concluded shortly a ...

Merkel seeks historic fourth term as polls open in Germany

Waar Media - 2017-09-24 19:28
WAAR-DUHOK: Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to cruise to victory in elections Sunday but also to face the breakthrough into parliament of hard-right populists for the first time in Germany’s post-war history. Voting began at 0600 GMT in Europe’s big ...

High Commission: 70% participated in communes’ elections

ANHA - 2017-09-24 14:31
The High Commission for elections of Democratic North-Syria Federation stated that 70% of the electors participated in the elections of the communes' co-chairs, and the number of the voters in some of the elections' centers reached 728,450. ...

Dêrik people celebrate successful communes elections

ANHA - 2017-09-24 13:04
DÊRIK- Dozens of residents of Dêrik celebrated the end of communes’ co-chair elections who expressed full confidence in the success of the democratic federalism project. Yesterday, the first democratic federal elections for North Syria ended in all cities ...

Kurdistan’s Independence Vote Not Postponed: Referendum Council

BAS News - 2017-09-23 16:01
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region’s High Council for Elections and Referendum reaffirms that the independence referendum will be held on time, rejecting rumors about its postponement. In a statement On Saturday, High Council for Referendum rejected rumors of ...

Over 130 International Teams to Observe Kurdistan’s Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-23 15:31
Around 142 TV channels will cover the independence referendum ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Commission for Elections and Referendum (KIHEC) said that around 136 international teams will be observing the September 25th independence referendu ...

Amina Hesi: elections were very populous as we expected

ANHA - 2017-09-23 13:08
KOBANI-The elections high legation co-chair in the Euphrates region noted that the elections were very populous, and considered a historic event. After closing the elections boxes in all centers in the Euphrates region Amina Hesi noted that the elections ...

Women writing their history themselves

ANHA - 2017-09-23 13:08
The co-chair of al-Shahba Administration Council Jihan Khedro stated that women are writing their history by their participation in communes' co-chairs elections in Democratic North-Syria Federation, and expressed her confidence in the communes' female co ...

VIDEO: How to Register and Vote Online in Kurdistan's Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-23 09:29
Kurdistan Region's Independent High Commission for Elections and Referendum released a video for the Kurdish diaspora around the world on how to register their names and vote online. The online voting in Kurdistan Region's independence referendum starts ...

Voting duration extended in Afrin region

ANHA - 2017-09-23 09:06
AFRIN- The Independent High Commission of elections in Afrin region extended the duration of elections to 22:00 due to the intensive flock of the people. During a statement to Hawar news agency, the co-chair of Independent High Commission in Afrin canton ...

Elections ended in Cizire and Euphrates, it extended in Afrin

ANHA - 2017-09-23 09:06
Elections' centers in Cizire and the Euphrates regions have closed ballot boxes after the electoral process ended while Afrin region elections' duration has been extended for two additional hours due to the intensive flock of the people. ...

Elections atmosphere in Afrin region

ANHA - 2017-09-22 22:56
AFRIN- Thousands of al-Shahba and Afrin cantons’ people are flocking towards ballot boxes to vote for the communes’ co-chairs in the region. The photos which Hawar news agency’s reporters took in Afrin region elections’ centers show the atmosphere of elec ...

Afrin politicians voted

ANHA - 2017-09-22 21:36
AFRIN– Each of Rohlat Aref, Meh ed-Din Sheikh Aly, Hevy Mustafa and Othman Sheikh Issa voted the communes’ co-chairs elections in Afrin region. The members of the Executive Body of Democratic North-Syrian Federation Council in Afrin canton Rohlat Aref hea ...

People with disabilities also vote in al-Shahba canton

ANHA - 2017-09-22 12:41
ARSHIN NAJJAR NEWS DESK– People with disabilities have also joined the communes’ co-chairs elections. Rojava regions, cities, areas are witnessing communes co-chairs’ elections where centers have opened their doors since 8 of this morning for people to vo ...

Syriacs flocking to elections’ centers

ANHA - 2017-09-22 12:41
AL-HASAKAH– Hundreds of Syriac people headed on Friday towards al-Hasakah communes’ center to vote for their representatives. The election canters’ doors in Democratic North-Syrian Federation areas were opened on Friday at 08:00 for the voters to elect th ...

Overwhelmed by joy, they head for communes center to elect

ANHA - 2017-09-22 11:31
TEL TEMIR- Tel Temir people are joining the communes elections overwhelmed by joy and enthusiasm hoping that all people of the area will join the elections and vote for the suitable persons they trust. Since this morning, people of Tel Temir have been hea ...

First elections in Syrian north started

ANHA - 2017-09-22 10:03
The election centers opened in north of Syria areas for the electors to vote the elections of north of Syria cities and regions communes' co-chairs. ...

Celebrations, meetings for electoral propaganda continue

ANHA - 2017-09-20 15:47
The Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM) continues a series of events and activities related to the electoral process to explain the nature of the elections and how to participate effectively in the communes as the elections are approaching, TEV-DEM also ...

Kurdistan Referendum Arrangements Completed in Nineveh

BAS News - 2017-09-19 16:39
ERBIL— The preparations for holding the referendum of the independence of the Kurdistan Region in Nineveh province are finished, said the Nineveh chief of the Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) of the Kurdistan Region. A report ...

Oratory, poetry festival in support of elections

ANHA - 2017-09-19 13:58
The Diplomatic Relations Committee in Girkê Legê has organized an oratory and poetry festival in which a number of Arab poets participated in support of the elections of the communes. ...

Kurdish MPs Boycott Iraqi Parliament's Session over Kirkuk Polls

BAS News - 2017-09-18 18:09
ERBIL— For the fourth successive time, the Kurdish MPs to the Iraqi House of Representatives boycotted the sessions on Monday, this time over Kirkuk provincial elections. In a statement to BasNews, Kurdish MP Shakhawan Abdulla said the issue of elections ...

IHERC: Kurdistanis diaspora can vote in Referendum without ration Card

Waar Media - 2017-09-18 18:04
WAAR-DUHOK: On Monday, the Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) removed a major obstacle for those in the Diaspora taking part in the referendum for the Kurdistan Region. The people of the Kurdistan Region are heading toward a his ...

Kurdish Diaspora Can Vote in Referendum Without Ration Card: IHERC

BAS News - 2017-09-18 15:26
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) announced on Monday that the Kurdish diaspora is now allowed to participate in the upcoming independence vote without the ration card as part of the required document ...

IHEC Required to Set New Date for Provincial Elections

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL— The Iraqi government has officially demanded the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) to assign a date for the fourth provincial elections in the Iraqi provinces. Sarbast Mustafa, the chairman of the IHEC commissioners, told BasNews on Sun ...

IHERC Extends Duration for Presidential Nomination

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL— Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) announced on Sunday that the duration for nominating candidates for the position of Kurdistan Region's president has been extended. The nomination deadline has been extended from Septemb ...

370 electoral ballot boxes, 2,000 teachers to supervise

ANHA - 2017-09-17 12:59
Co-chair of the Supreme Electoral Commission in Afrin canton Nisreen al-Abeed said they had identified 370 polling boxes, noting that some 2,000 teachers had been allocated to supervise the communes’ co-chairs elections of scheduled for September 22. ...

Arabian women to partake elections as candidates, voters

ANHA - 2017-09-16 12:12
The Women's Bureau in the Arabic National Body contributed to explaining the system of democratic federalism within Arab-majority areas, in addition to clarifying the role of women and the importance of their participation in the system of democratic fede ...

Meeting to evaluate federal process

ANHA - 2017-09-14 13:22
Executive Democratic Federal Body is holding a meeting now to evaluate communes’ elections process co-chair in north Syria. ...

For 1st time Arnaout elect by their ID

ANHA - 2017-09-13 12:44
The Arnaout are participating for the first time in the elections by their own ID, and striving for representing themselves as people suffered from killing and busing by IS mercenaries and Turkish occupation while one of al-Arnaout candidates in Afrin reg ...

Aref: elections’ success means occupation failure

ANHA - 2017-09-12 12:58
A member of the Executive Committee of the Northern Syrian Council Rohlat Aref said that the escalation of the Turkish occupation of his attacks on the region of Afrin aim to thwart the presidential elections for co-chair of the communes , and pointed out ...
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