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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 ...

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. ...

Ley electoral y los proyectos de la división administrativa son aprobados.

Hawar News - 2017-04-14 13:59
QAMIŞLO– El comité de redacción de la ley electoral y la división administrativa se reunieron con el cuerpo ejecutivo de la Consejo Federal Democrático del Norte de Siria como la última forma del bosquejo de estas dos leyes para prestar su aprobación. El ...

Exact Date for Independence Referendum Yet to Be Set: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-12 00:07
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Electoral Commission has made it clear that no exact date is set for an independence referendum in Kurdistan region. Jutyar Adil, member of the commission, explained to BasNews on Tuesday the recent reports ...

UK's May heads for electoral test over Brexit and her leadership

Reuters - 2017-04-06 12:13
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May unleashed a scathing attack on Britain's main opposition party on Thursday, launching a campaign for local elections next month that will be the biggest electoral test so far of her leadership and her plan to ...

Iran Training PUK Electoral Officials

BAS News - 2017-03-29 22:15
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran is running a training course for the electoral officials of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). According to the information BasNews has obtained from a confidential source, the 15-day-long course has already star ...

UK's ruling Conservatives fined over election expenses, police alerted

Reuters - 2017-03-16 10:04
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's ruling Conservative Party has been fined 70,000 pounds ($85,932) for breaching rules which govern spending during an election campaign and the matter has been referred to police, Britain's Electoral Commission said on Thursday ...

Kurds Oppose Dividing Kirkuk into Four Electoral Districts

BAS News - 2017-02-15 16:01
The idea is proposed by a Shi'ite MP from Maliki's coalition ERBIL— Kurds are against a proposal for dividing Kirkuk province into four electoral districts, based on the religious and ethnic orientation of Kirkuk residences, Iraqi media reported.Accordin ...

Iraqi Parliament Voted to Dissolve IHEC

BAS News - 2017-02-13 19:52
A Kurdish MP heads the committee for assigning the new electoral commission ERBIL — The board of professionals at the Iraqi House of Representatives voted to dismantle the current Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) and a committee is tasked wit ...

Nouri Al-Maliki Behind Violence of Baghdad Protests: MP

BAS News - 2017-02-13 10:12
Protesters demand changes in the electoral commission, a move opposed by Maliki BAGHDAD — Nouri al-Maliki, Iraqi former PM and current VP, is suspected to be behind the violence that erupted between the protesters and the security forces during Saturday' ...

UNAMI Condemns Attack on IHEC in Basra

BAS News - 2017-02-12 19:54
BAGHDAD — The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has condemned the attack against the Independent High Electoral Commission in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, saying such offensives are not acceptable. “UNAMI condemns the attack that t ...

Iraq’s Sadrists protest to change election panel

Waar Media - 2017-02-11 13:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Thousands of supporters of firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr staged fresh protests in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Saturday to demand the dissolution of the country’s electoral commission. Protesters gathered in central Baghdad, demanding ...

Preparations for elections in Iraqi Kurdistan kick off: KIHEC

E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC) in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region has officially started preparations for this year’s general elections, tentatively set for November despite continued gridlock ...

Georgian Parliamentary Election Results and Aftermath

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2016-12-27 13:43
[Editor’s Note: This blog entry follows up on the author’s E-Note “Of Georgian Personalities and Politics: European Dreams, National Elections, and Future Days” that appeared on October 7, 2016.] Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream (GD) electoral bloc ap ...

Palo a Irán y zanahoria a Israel

Larazon - 2016-11-14 04:27
Desde el Magreb a los países del Golfo pasando por Egipto, Turquía, Israel, Siria e Irán, Donald Trump ha sido elogiado por su victoria electoral. Para los países árabes y regímenes musulmanes, el recién elegido presidente de EE UU representa al hombre fu ...

Iraq’s provincial elections postponed to 2018

Waar Media - 2016-11-11 18:32
Waar, Duhok: Provincial elections in Iraq have been postponed to 2018 due to the country’s instability in security and economy. According to Iraqi media outlets, the independent electoral commission received an official written decision by the three presi ...

Iraqi Kurdish parties prepare for next parliamentary elections, if any

E-Kurd - 2016-11-09 21:49
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The main five Kurdish political parties have called for the next parliamentary elections in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region to be held on time. An official from the region’s electoral commission says that the commission will i ...

Referendum possible in absence of parliament on 3 conditions: IHEC

Waarmedia - 2016-07-28 14:37
Waar, Duhok: Kurdistan Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) said the referendum on Kurdistan’s independence could be held even in the absence of an active parliament. Sherwan Zarari, IHEC spokesman, told Waar the holding a referendum was possible ...

Four Months Needed to Prepare for Independence Referendum: KIHEC

BasNews - 2016-07-25 17:38
They will proceed with the plan if they are officially asked ERBIL — Kurdistan Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC) stated that they are technically capable of making preparation for a referendum on Kurdish independence in four months if the pol ...

No Legal Issues Preventing KRG from Independence Referendum

BasNews - 2016-06-14 14:21
Kurdistan Region does not need permission from Baghdad to hold the independence referendum ERBIL — The Head of the Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq (IHEC), pointed out that Kurdistan Region can conduct a referendum on independence without IH ...

KIHEC Ready to Hold the Proposed Referendum on Kurdish Independence

BasNews - 2016-05-15 18:00
People in Kurdistan Region are increasingly supporting the anticipated Kurdish independence referendum ERBIL — Kurdistan Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC) declared that the commission is capable to conduct the referendum on Kurdish independen ...

KIHEC Ready to Hold a Referendum on Kurdish Independence

BasNews - 2016-04-12 15:28
The commission is technically capable of holding an independence referendum ERBIL — Kurdistan Independent High Electoral Commission (KIHEC) stated that the commission is capable to hold the referendum on Kurdish independence in the period that Kurdistan ...

AKP should use ‘May God forgive me’ as election slogan: Demirtas

Kurd Press - 2015-09-26 00:50
It would be better for ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to use the slogan “Tovbe Estagfurullah” (“May God forgive me”) rather than “Bismillah” (“In the name of God”) for its upcoming electoral campaign, Turkey Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co ...

Analysts explain reasons behind HDP success

Kurd Press - 2015-06-20 10:56
Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) achieved an electoral breakthrough in the June 7th election, becoming the first pro-Kurdish party to win representation in parliament. ...
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