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Iraqi PM Reluctant to Solve the IDP Issue Before Federal Elections

BAS News - 2018-02-19 13:18
ERBIL - A Sunni Arab MP in the Iraqi parliament stated that Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi PM, has not kept his promise regarding to the return of the IDPs to their liberated cities prior to the federal elections in Iraq.Sheikh Abtan al-Jabouri, a Sunni lawm ...

Iraqi PM Acts Against Kurdistan Region to Win Arab People’s Votes

BAS News - 2018-02-17 11:19
ERBIL - A Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament said that the Iraqi PM has been trying to win the Arab people's hearts and minds for the upcoming federal elections by acting against the Kurdistan Region.Adil Nouri, a Kurdish MP said that the Iraqi premier i ...

KDP boycotts Iraqi parliamentary election in Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2018-02-15 23:49
WAAR-DUHOK: The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has confirmed that it will boycott the Iraqi parliamentary elections in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. “We won’t take part in the polls for the council of representatives of Iraq in Kirkuk ...

Iraqi Parliament Candidates Fight over Who Comes First on Ballot

BAS News - 2018-02-15 20:36
ERBIL —A number of Iraqi candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Diyala province engaged on Thursday in a fight over their layout of ballots and whether their names appear prior to others. The clash took place at the headquarter of the ele ...

KDP Boycotts Iraqi Parliamentary Election in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-02-15 18:12
ERBIL — The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has confirmed that it will boycott the Iraqi parliamentary elections in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. “We won’t take part in the polls for the council of representatives of Iraq in Kirkuk [pr ...

Barzani: Election Best Way Forward

BAS News - 2018-02-14 21:04
ERBIL — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani has reiterated that holding the elections on time would be the best way forward in addressing the current crisis in the region. Barzani made the remarks on Wednesday in a meeting with lawmakers from the Kurdistan Dem ...

Iraqi PM Favors Elections to Proceed Resolving KRG's Issues

BAS News - 2018-02-04 19:02
ERBIL — An Iraqi parliament member from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said that he has learned that the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi wants to proceed with the federal elections to resolving the issues between Erbil and Baghdad. MP Abdula ...

Iraq’s Electoral Commission Warns of Delaying Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-31 01:50
BAGHDAD — The Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq has warned of the possibility of delaying the elections due to lack of funds. Riyadh Badran, an official at the electoral commission, said on Tuesday that they might not be able to finalise the ...

Marginal Political Entities Ally to Weaken PUK Ahead of Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-30 20:28
ERBIL — The goal of the recent agreement between the New Generation and the Azadi Movement is to weaken the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Change Movement (Goran) in the upcoming regional elections. Soran Sewkani a political commentator told ...

KDP and PUK Work On Reforming the Government

BAS News - 2018-01-30 11:05
According to sources, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are working on reforming the current government.While approaching the presidential and parliamentary elections in Kurdistan Region, the Change Movement ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Hopes to Bring Gorran, KIG into Electoral Coalition

BAS News - 2018-01-28 00:15
ERBIL — Al-Fatih bloc, a group of powerful Iraqi Shi’ite militias led by Hadi al-Ameri, are reportedly attempting to bring the Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) into an alliance for the upcoming elections in Iraq. According to a ...

Iraq: Nearly 100 Current MPs Unqualified to Run Again for Parliament

BAS News - 2018-01-23 20:32
BAGHDAD — Several dozens of Iraqi lawmakers are said to not be qualified to run again for the upcoming parliamentary elections in the country after holding a first academic degree was made an obligation for the candidates. According to a source from the ...

Iraqi Parliament Confirms Election Date

BAS News - 2018-01-22 15:40
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Parliament on Monday decided on election timing amid tensions between the Sunni and Shi’ite Arab representatives The Iraqi Federal Court, on January 21th, stated the parliament does not have the authority to delay the elections in Ira ...

Iraq’s Federal Court Decides on Election Timing: Parliament Speaker

BAS News - 2018-01-21 22:19
BAGHDAD — After a series of meetings with the Iraqi political parties,Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri revealed that the federal court has decided on the elections. According to a source cited by Iraqi media, Jabouri has met different Iraqi poli ...

Turkmens Boycott Iraqi Provincial Election in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-01-21 16:08
KIRKUK — Iraqi Turkmen representatives revealed that they will boycott the elections which are going to be held under the authority of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi in the Kurdish areas of Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu, and Khanaqin. In a press release of wh ...

Iraqi Sunnis Keen on Postponing Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-20 16:30
The postponed parliamentary sessions is still pending ERBIL — The Iraqi Shi’ite and Sunni representatives seem to disagree on the scheduling of the Iraqi parliamentary elections. Arafat Kareem, head of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) bloc in the Iraqi C ...

A PUK Faction Favors Postponement of KRG Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-20 14:36
ERBIL — A senior official from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) revealed that part of the leading officials within the party would prefer to postpone the presidential and parliamentary elections in the Kurdistan Region. “We as the Patriotic Union o ...

Major Iraqi Shi’ite Party Accuses US of Interference in Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-19 21:18
BAGHDAD — An Iraqi lawmaker from the Shi’ite State of Law Coalition, led by former PM Nouri al-Maliki, said on Friday that the United States is obviously setting the ground for interference in Iraq’s upcoming general elections. MP Awatif Ni’ma said that ...

US Against Postponing Iraqi Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-18 23:22
ERBIL — The United States has slammed the calls for delaying the Iraqi parliamentary elections, saying it supports the vote to be held on time as scheduled by the government. “Postponing the elections would set a dangerous precedent, undermining the cons ...

Iraqi Sunni Factions Demand Delay to Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-18 03:00
BAGHDAD — The coalition of Iraqi Sunni Arab factions at the country’s parliament has called for the postponement to the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections. In an official letter handed to the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri, the Su ...

Freedom House report about the situation of freedom in Iran in 2017

Roji Kurd - 2018-01-18 00:04
Roji Kird:Iran in again a not free country in the world based on Freedom House report. Here is the freedom haues reaport abuout Iran. Overview: The Islamic Republic of Iran holds elections regularly, but they fall short of democratic standards due partly ...

PUK to Participate in Iraq’s Elections Independently

BAS News - 2018-01-18 00:04
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will take part in Iraq’s upcoming elections as an independent electoral list and outside any coalition, said a senior official. “The PUK favours the elections to be held on time, in which it will run alone, ...

KDP Favours Kurdistan Elections to Precede Iraq’s

BAS News - 2018-01-17 20:06
ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has recommended the presidential and parliamentary elections to be held in Kurdistan Region before the Iraqi parliamentary elections which are scheduled for May. Aras Aso Meerkhan, a senior member ...

Catalonia’s new parliament meets following failed independence bid

Waar Media - 2018-01-17 18:05
WAAR-DUHOK: The new Catalan parliament convened for the first time on Wednesday following last month’s elections. Questions about the region’s future loomed large as several imprisoned lawmakers were unable to attend the session. Yellow ribbons symbolizi ...

No Appropriate Environment in Kirkuk to Hold Elections: KDP

BAS News - 2018-01-16 18:36
ERBIL — The environment is not appropriate at all to hold elections in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, said a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official. “KDP considers Kirkuk and the surrounding Kurdish areas invaded, therefore the high official ...

KDP to boycott polls in Kirkuk province

Waar Media - 2018-01-16 18:10
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) declared on Monday that it would take part in the upcoming elections in Iraq and Kurdistan Region alone, and it will boycott the polls in Kirkuk Province. Following a convention by KDP’s politburo, a sourc ...

KDP Rejects Coalition for Elections, Boycotts Votes in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-01-16 00:06
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) declared on Monday that it would take part in the upcoming elections in Iraq and Kurdistan Region alone, and it will boycott the polls in Kirkuk Province. Following a convention by KDP’s politburo, a source to ...

Al-Hakim joins Abadi’s alliance for Iraq’s May 12 elections

Waar Media - 2018-01-15 20:03
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi influential Shi’ite cleric and head of Hikma Movement announced on Sunday that his political faction has joined Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for the upcoming election. Ammar al-Hakim’s movement is now officially part of Abadi’s ...
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