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Iraq's Provincial Elections May be Delayed: MP

BAS News - 2018-11-12 19:00
ERBIL - An Iraqi parliament member has revealed that the provincial elections which have been scheduled for next month may be delayed. Sirwan Dubardani, a Kurdish lawmaker at the Iraqi council of representatives, told BasNews that there is a political at ...

Iraqi Electoral Commissioners Return to Office

BAS News - 2018-11-10 19:09
ERBIL - The Iraqi parliament voted on Saturday on the reactivation of the board of commissioners of the Independent High Electoral Commission which had been suspended since June after alleged elections fraud led to controversy. Iraqi Supreme Judicial Cou ...

Turkey court sentences Kurdish MP to 18 months in jail

The Kurdish Project - 2018-11-09 04:18
The sentencing is the first against a lawmaker in the current legislative assembly which was sworn in after the June 2018 presidential and general elections. The post Turkey court sentences Kurdish MP to 18 months in jail appeared first on The Kurdish Pr ...

Kurdistan Region’s new parliament holds first session

Waar Media - 2018-11-07 22:16
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s new MPs convened first parliament’s session after elections in Erbil, on Tuesday. The parliament held a session at noon presided over by the oldest member and swore in all present parliamentarians. The Kurdistan Region ...

Foreign Policy and the 2018 Midterms

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-10-26 17:04
How might international issues play into the coming U.S. midterm elections? The conventional wisdom is that foreign policy rarely matters in congressional midterms, and will have no impact this November. In reality, however, even a cursory glance at Amer ...

Averting Violence around Nigeria’s 2019 Elections

International Crisis Group - 2018-10-26 15:26
As election preparations get underway in Nigeria, conflict and insecurity in many parts of the country risk exacerbating intercommunal tensions and preventing a peaceful transfer of power. In this excerpt from our Watch List 2018 annual early-warning upd ...

Gorran Hesitant about Participating in Next Kurdistan Cabinet

BAS News - 2018-10-25 11:00
ERBIL — After losing half of its parliamentary seats in the recent elections, the Change Movement (Gorran) is now uncertain about taking part in the next Kurdistan regional government. The party is now in a heated debate over the decline of its popularit ...

Latvia’s Elections: The View From Afar

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-10-23 02:03
After the votes were tallied in Latvia’s October 6 parliamentary election, foreign news media headlines exclaimed that pro-Russia party Harmony dominated the 13th Saeima (parliament) elections. But this result was hardly surprising. Harmony’s first place ...

Video: Elections Fail to Solve Cameroon’s Deepening Crises

International Crisis Group - 2018-10-22 21:36
Richard Moncrieff, Crisis Group’s Central Africa Project Director, says the crisis over Cameroon's 7 October election is the worst for 25 years, adding new risks in a country already on the brink of civil war due to the Anglophone crisis. Tensions may ri ...

KIU Decides Not to Participate in Next Kurdistan Cabinet

BAS News - 2018-10-22 16:23
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) announced on Monday that it will not take part in the upcoming government of the Kurdistan Region for the concerns it has over the results of the recent parliamentary elections. The party’s leadership council ann ...

Iraq’s Provincial Elections Not Possible on Time: Commission

BAS News - 2018-10-17 16:37
ERBIL — The Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq has announced that holding the provincial elections will not be possible on the time previously scheduled. Head of commission’s council, Ma’aan Hitawi, said that they will need eight to twelve mon ...

Brazil votes in polarised presidential race

Waar Media - 2018-10-07 19:40
Brazil votes to in tense presidential race WAAR-DUHOK: Brazilians have started voting in the presidential elections, the run-up to which was bitterly polarised and turbulent and included a failed assassination attempt of one candidate, another leading th ...

EU Hails Kurdistan Election's Transparency

BAS News - 2018-10-01 21:20
ERBIL - The European Union has praised the Kurdistan Region parliamentary elections held on Sunday, saying that it "offered the region's voters a crucial opportunity to exercise their democratic rights." According to a statement by the spokesperson for t ...

Kurdistan Parliamentary Elections held today…results to follow…

Justice for Kurds - 2018-10-01 08:06
On Sunday, the first parliamentary elections were held in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region since 2013. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) was due to hold elections in 2017, but they were deferred as a result of the Region’s independence referendu ...
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