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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. ...

Kurdish Diaspora Can Vote Now

BAS News - 2017-09-22 22:54
ERBIL — The people of Kurdistan who live abroad are now able to cast their vote on Kurdistan Region’s independence, said the electoral commission. The voting is electronic via (www.e-voting.krd); but the voters are required to have been previously regist ...

Continúan celebraciones y reuniones de propaganda electoral.

Hawar News - 2017-09-21 18:01
El Movimiento de la Sociedad Democrática (TEV-DEM) continúa una serie de eventos y actividades relacionados con el proceso electoral para explicar la naturaleza de las elecciones y cómo participar efectivamente en las comunas a medida que se acercan las e ...

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 ...

Comisión de Elecciones: ID es aceptable en elecciones.

Hawar News - 2017-09-20 07:26
La Comisión Independiente para las elecciones declaró que los ciudadanos que no obtuvieron la tarjeta electoral pueden elegir por su identificación o cualquier otra prueba por la comuna. ...

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 ...

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. ...

More than 42,000 electoral cards distributed in Qamishlo

ANHA - 2017-09-09 16:28
The Office of the High Electoral Commission in the districts of Girkê Legê and Çilaxa and Tel Koçer began distributing more than 42 thousand electoral cards to the voters with the participation of more than 1,750 teachers. ...

11.500 candidat@s a las elecciones de 3.900 comunas del Norte de Siria

KurdisCat - 2017-09-07 15:50
La fecha del 22.09.2017 es significativa en Síria. Se celebrarán las elecciones de comunas en los cantones de la Federación Democrática del Norte de Siria. Fueron convocadas el pasado mes de julio tras la aprobación de la legislación electoral. En total e ...

Electoral Commission Monitoring Independence Vote Campaign

BAS News - 2017-09-07 15:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission has urged all the political factions to remain committed to the rules and regulations of the campaign for the imminent independence referendum. The electoral commission has f ...

IHEC Registering International Observers for Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-07 15:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (KIHEC) is now registering the international observers who intend to observe the upcoming Kurdistan Region’s independence vote. “Kurdistan’s Independent High Elections and Referendu ...

Kurdistan Electoral Commission Releases Sample of Referendum Ballot

BAS News - 2017-09-06 12:57
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC) has released a sample for the imminent independence referendum. The ballot contains one question wording in Kurdish, Arabic, Turkmen and Syriac languages, with two options of "Yes" and "No ...

3,500 electoral cards distributed in Afrin, underway in districts

ANHA - 2017-09-05 18:49
Preparatory subcommittees related to the Elections High Commission distributed 3,500 electoral cards to the residents of Ashrafieh and Zaidiyah neighborhoods in Afrin city of Afrin region while the cards will be distributed today in all district of the ca ...

Kenya: A Historic Decision, A Tough Road Ahead

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-04 20:27
Kenya’s Supreme Court decision to annul the 8 August presidential election is bold and historic, but the path ahead will be fraught. A successful rerun within 60 days will need compromise on a better electoral commission, more accountable policing and mo ...

Independence Referendum Campaigning Starts this Week

BAS News - 2017-09-03 20:10
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Independent High Election and Referendum Commission (KIHERC) has set the beginning of the referendum campaign for the upcoming Tuesday. In an official statement released on Sunday, the Electoral Commission said that campaigning starts ...

Fundació del Partit Demòcrata Conservador al Nord de Síria

KurdisCat - 2017-09-02 19:12
La nova formació política es va presentar en societat el 28 d'agost a Qamishli. Va anunciar la seva voluntat de presentar-se al proper cicle electoral democràtic al Nord de Síria. Entre els convidats presents hi havia el Moviment de la Societat Democràtic ...

Subcomité para asumir las elecciones en el cantón de al-Shahba.

Hawar News - 2017-09-01 15:52
La Comisión Electoral del cantón de Al-Shahba formó un subcomité compuesto por 21 miembros para dar seguimiento al proceso electoral y asumir las funciones de gestión de las elecciones previstas para el 22 de septiembre para llevar a cabo las elecciones c ...

Subcommittee to take over elections in al-Shahba canton

ANHA - 2017-08-31 13:57
The Electoral Commission of the canton of Al-Shahba formed a subcommittee composed of 21 members to follow up the electoral process and assume the functions of managing the elections scheduled for September 22 to conduct the communes’ elections ...

50% of the candidates in Afrin are women

ANHA - 2017-08-31 13:57
Co-Chair of the High Electoral Commission in Afrin canton in the region of Afrin that the proportion of women's candidacy for the communes’ co-chairs amounted to 50% at the canton level. ...

KIHEC: Online voting registration for Kurdistan diaspora opens September 1

Waar Media - 2017-08-25 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC) has called on the people of Kurdistan who live abroad to register their names on its website starting from September 1 in order to vote in the upcoming referendum. In a statemen ...

UNAMI Urges Parliament to Select New IHEC Board of Commissioners

BAS News - 2017-08-21 18:54
ERBIL— The United Nations' Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) urged on Sunday the Iraqi lawmakers to select a new Board of Commissioners for the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) before its term expires in September this year. UNAMI announced ...

Iraqi Kurdistan government earmarks US$31.8 million election budget

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has dedicated 37 billion Iraqi dinars ($31.8 million) for the Region’s parliamentary and presidential elections, Jutiar Adil, a member of the Independent High Electoral Co ...

Iraq’s new electoral law to sideline small opposition parties

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
BAGHDAD,— In Iraq, larger political parties disagree on everything except maintaining the status quo: Parliament just passed a law that will badly affect the smaller parties competing in the next elections. It has been said before. But this time it may w ...

Diaspora Kurds to Vote Electronically in Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-11 20:25
ERBIL — The people of Kurdistan Region who are currently living abroad would be allowed to vote electronically in the planned independence referendum on 25th September. Karwan Jalal, an official from the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) told ...

Kurdish Diaspora to Vote Electronically in Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-08 11:18
ERBIL — The Kurds living abroad will be allowed to vote in the September independence referendum of Kurdistan through an electronic poll set by the Kurdistan Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC). Karwan Jalal, head of KIHEC’s data department, to ...

Iraqi IHEC Ready to Assist Kurdistan’s IHEC: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-02 14:28
ERBIL — Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) is ready to provide support to Kurdistan’s IHEC if asked by the latter for running the upcoming independence referendum, said an official from the Iraqi IHEC. Ali Qadir, head of Iraqi IHEC in Erb ...

Essential Guide to Kenya’s High Stakes Election on 8 August

International Crisis Group - 2017-08-01 18:41
Kenya’s 8 August elections are rapidly approaching and concerns continue to mount over the prospect of electoral violence. In thisA, Senior Kenya Analyst Murithi Mutiga looks at what is at stake and assesses efforts to prevent another violent fallout fro ...

Referendum commission to open offices in Kirkuk and Nineveh

KurdPress - 2017-07-31 10:20
Kurdistan’s Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (IHEC) stated on Sunday that it would open offices in the provinces outside the administration of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) ahead of the Kurdistan’s upcoming independence refer ...

IHERC to Operate in Kurdish Areas Outside KRG’s Rule for Referendum

BAS News - 2017-07-25 16:10
IHERC will open offices in all the Kurdish areas outside KRG’s administration DUHOK — The Kurdistan Region's Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (IHERC) will open offices in all the Kurdish areas outside the Kurdistan Regional Government ...

Maliki’s Remarks Against Kurdistan to Cover His Failures: MP

BAS News - 2017-07-22 14:13
Maliki is trying to elude the charges as part of his electoral campaign ERBIL — A Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament stated that the Iraqi former PM Nouri al-Maliki’s recent statements against Kurdistan Region and Peshmerga are an attempt to cover hi ...

Ethnic Contest and Electoral Violence in Northern Kenya

International Crisis Group - 2017-07-19 18:16
Kenya’s 2010 constitution was intended to end fierce electoral battles, but in the northern counties of Isiolo and Marsabit it has exacerbated ethnic and border tensions. To prevent these issues causing electoral violence in August, stakeholders should d ...

Preparations for Running Referendum in Kirkuk Begin

BAS News - 2017-07-11 17:42
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission on Tuesday began the preparations for holding the forthcoming referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Region. Karwan Jalal, a general director at the commission, told ...

Kurdish Diaspora May Vote to Referendum Electronically

BAS News - 2017-06-24 19:46
ERBIL— Kurdistan Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (IHERC) will adopt the easiest way for the Kurdish diaspora to vote in the due referendum on independence of Kurdistan. Karwan Jalal, a general director of the commission, told BasNews ...

Kurdish Diaspora Can Vote in Independence Referendum: Electoral Commission

BAS News - 2017-06-18 22:05
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region's Independent High Commission of Elections and Referendum has confirmed that the Kurdish diaspora will be given the chance to vote on September 25 during Kurdistan’s independence referendum. Commission’s Spokesperson Sherwan ...

August Election Tensions Rise in Storied Kenyan County

International Crisis Group - 2017-06-14 20:55
The stakes are high in contests for local power in Kenya’s August 2017 elections. There is still time for the government and international donors to help avert a replay of past electoral violence, notably by renewing support for local peace committees. ...

IHERC Seeks UNAMI's Assistance for Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-13 16:20
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (IHERC) has sought the financial assistance of the United Nations Assistance Program in Iraq (UNAMI) for running the imminent referendum on independence of Kurdistan. IHREC Pr ...

Kurdistan Electoral Commission Preparing for Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-12 13:18
The commission will estimate the required budget for the referendum process ERBIL — Kurdistan Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) said it would estimate the the budget needed for the forthcoming referendum on Kurdistan Region independence. Speak ...

Barzani Sends Referendum Question to Electoral Commission

BAS News - 2017-06-09 15:14
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Presidency (KRP) stated that Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has sent an order on June 8th to Kurdistan Region's Independent High Commission of Elections and Referendum to officially request the commission to organise t ...

Barzani Orders Electoral Commission to Set Referendum Date

BAS News - 2017-06-07 19:15
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Wednesday demanded Kurdistan Region's Independent High Commission of Elections and Referendum to officially set the dates for running the upcoming polls and the referendum of independence. The demand wa ...

81 Iranian Kurds Arrested over "Electoral Fraud"

BAS News - 2017-05-20 15:18
ERBIL— Some 81 Kurdish civilians from Kermanshah province, northwest of Iran, were arrested on Friday on charge of committing frauds in Iran's general polls. Iranian media channels cited Brig. Reza Shirazi, Kermanshah police commander, as saying the peop ...

Shi'ite Alliance Refused Yezidis' Quota in IHEC: MP

BAS News - 2017-05-01 21:04
She says Baghdad marginalizes the Kurdish religious minority ERBIL— A bill for allocating a quota for the Kurdish religious minority of Yezidis in the Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq (IHEC) was rejected by the Iraqi parliament, said a Yezid ...

“Massive Electoral Fraud” in Turkey’s Referendum / David L. Phillips

KurdPress - 2017-04-19 13:27
A Turkish election analyst wrote a private email describing “massive electoral fraud” in Turkey’s referendum yesterday. It is no surprise that followers of President Tayyip Erdogan rigged the vote. It is surprising, however, that his “yes” campaign only r ...

Snap Judgments on Snap Elections in the UK

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-04-19 00:13
As Europe digests the results of last Sunday’s referendum in Turkey and prepares for this weekend’s first round of presidential elections in France, Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom has added a further electoral entrée to the Continental ...

IHERC Ready to Hold Presidential, Parliamentary Elections on Time

BAS News - 2017-04-18 00:12
SOFIA — The Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (IHERC) said it is ready to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on time. In November this year the current term of the Kurdistan Region Parliament will be over, ...

Turkey’s opposition questions legitimacy of presidential referendum

KurdPress - 2017-04-17 09:58
The head of Turkey main opposition party on Sunday, April 16, criticized the High Electoral Board for making the vote on referendum "controversial" and stated that the legitimacy of Turkey's referendum on an executive presidency is open to debate. ...
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