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Iraq’s Commission Extends Electoral Registration

BAS News - 2018-02-08 16:58
ERBIL — The Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission extended the deadline for electoral registration since only very few number of candidates have been registered by the political factions. "The deadline for registering the candidates by the factions ...

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 ...

Another Faction Leaves Abadi’s Electoral Alliance

BAS News - 2018-01-29 19:28
BAGHDAD — An Iraqi Sunni faction announced on Monday that it has withdrawn from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s electoral alliance to enter another coalition. MP Abdulrahman Luaizi, head of a Sunni bloc from northern Nineveh Province, said it has ...

Kenya: Averting an Avoidable Crisis

International Crisis Group - 2018-01-29 19:06
Kenya’s ongoing electoral standoff could be compounded further if opposition leader Raila Odinga proceeds with a "swearing-in" ceremony that might elicit a tough response from President Kenyatta. To avert the risk of further protests, destruction and blo ...

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 ...

Freedom Movement holds its conference in Başûr

ANHA - 2018-01-19 12:00
The conference of Freedom Movement, started its activities in the presence of 700 representatives, and hundreds of people from Başûr Kurdistan and Iraq, started in Sulaymaniyah city. The conference is also being followed by the Electoral Commission in Ira ...

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, ...

Seven Priorities for the African Union in 2018

International Crisis Group - 2018-01-17 15:54
In 2018, the African Union (AU) and its new Assembly Chairperson President Paul Kagame of Rwanda have the chance to push ahead with much-needed institutional reforms. But the AU must not lose focus on dire conflicts and defusing potential electoral viole ...

Another Stab to Abadi’s Electoral Coalition: Ubeidi Withdraws

BAS News - 2018-01-16 21:58
BAGHDAD — Following several other groups, the Bayariq Khairi list of former Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled al-Ubaidi announced its withdrawal from Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi’s electoral coalition. Mazin Asheqar, a leader from the political group, said in an ...

Abadi’s Electoral Coalition Nipped in the Bud

BAS News - 2018-01-16 00:06
ERBIL — The electoral coalition Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had announced on Sunday with Iranian-backed militia group of Hashd al-Shaabi, is now dissolved after a day only. Hadi al-Ameri, leader of Badir Brigade (a militia group operating under ...

Sadr Slams Abadi’s Electoral Allience

BAS News - 2018-01-14 23:16
BAGHDAD — Iraqi influential Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Sunday slammed an electoral alliance the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, has formed with Iranian-backed militia group of Hashd al-Shaabi. In an official statement, Sadr, who is also the ...

UNAMI Pledges Technical Support to Elections in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-01-13 20:00
SULAYMANIYAH, (UNAMI Press Release) — Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) faces significant challenges but will be able to surmount them and deliver a timely, fair and transparent national election on 12 May 2018, the United Nations has s ...

Posposades les eleccions al Nord de Síria

KurdisCat - 2018-01-06 05:13
El procés electoral va començar a celebrar-se fa mesos escollint comunes de barris, pobles, ajuntaments i cantonals. Va iniciar-se el setembre i havia de culminar el 19 de gener de 2018 amb l'elecció de l'elecció del Congrés Popular Democràtic del Nord de ...

Kurdistan Electoral Commission Sets 14th April as Date of Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-03 19:39
LODZ — Kurdistan Independent High Elections Commission (KIHEC) on Wednesday held a meeting to set a date for the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in the Kurdistan Region. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the commission d ...

KRG and Electoral Commission Agree on Date for Elections

BAS News - 2017-12-28 12:50
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) met on Thursday with the Kurdistan High Independent Commission for Elections (IHEC) to discuss the holding of general elections in the Kurdistan Region. In the meeting between KRG and the electoral commissi ...

Spain’s Mariano Rajoy rules out new national vote

Waar Media - 2017-12-22 23:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy has said he is willing to talk with Catalonia’s new government after an electoral upset by separatists. Whether he is willing to meet with ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is less clear. Spanish Prime Minister ...

Participació del 69 % a les eleccions locals del Nord de Síria

KurdisCat - 2017-12-05 17:31
La Comissió Electoral ha fet públiques les dades del procés electoral del dia 1 de desembre. La Llista Nació Democràtica del Nord de Síria (Lîsta Netewa Demokratîk) ha aconseguit 4.621 regidors front els 40 de l' Aliança Nacional Kurda. Fins a 251 persone ...

Abdul Rahman: la declaración de ENKS afecta la unidad nacional.

Hawar News - 2017-12-03 19:14
El parlamentario de la Unión Nacional del Kurdistán Zana Abdul Rahman, quien formó parte de la delegación de observación electoral, dijo que la declaración del Consejo Nacional Kurdo, que decía que las elecciones que no tenían un estatus legítimo afectaba ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Burns Electoral Commission’s Office in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-02 13:45
ERBIL — The Turkmen Shi’ite militias from Hashd al-Shaabi burned down the office of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) in Tuz Khurmatu city, south of Kirkuk province. Local sources revealed to BasNews that the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militia ...

Observers’ delegation Thus surveyed North Syria elections

ANHA - 2017-12-02 13:39
The observers delegation of the local administration elections in Rojava and northern Syria toured the majority of the electoral centers in the regions of al-Jazeera of Kobani, and our agency's reporters accompanied the delegation during its tours. ...

Ali al-Ghawar: Local councils’ elections went smoothly

ANHA - 2017-12-02 13:39
The Iraqi writer and poet Ali al-Ghawar evaluated his tour as an observer of the electoral process in Al-Hasakah canton pointing out that the diversity and cohesion of the people of the canton contributed to this project’s success. He said during this fol ...

+100,000 voters till now in Afrin region

ANHA - 2017-12-02 11:00
AFRIN- The Electoral High Commission stated that more than 100,000 voters have headed till now to the ballot boxes to vote in the region of Afrin which includes Afrin and al-Shahba cantons. The second round of the democratic federalism elections has been ...

Commission thanked everybody contributed to elections’ success

ANHA - 2017-12-02 11:00
As the electoral process ended, the High Commission for Elections thanked everybody contributing to the success of this democratic process, especially the Interior Security Forces, Society Protection Forces (HPC), the teachers who supervised the electoral ...

Electoral operation in North Syria ended

ANHA - 2017-12-01 23:19
NEWS DESK- The High Commission of Elections in the three regions of North Syria announced closing the boxes and ending the second stage of the elections of Democratic North-Syria Federation. The High Commission of Elections in the three regions of North S ...

Afrin voters vote in 199 centers

ANHA - 2017-12-01 13:58
people of the region of Afrin to the ballot boxes in the centers which have been identified by the High Electoral Commission for the elections, the number of "199" centers. ...

1st phase’s success is strong motivation for 2nd phase

ANHA - 2017-11-30 12:45
The administrative in the High Electoral Commission and a member of the Election Supervisory Committee said that the second stage of elections is a strong motivation for the success of the first phase to avoid all the previous shortcomings to chart a new ...

Internal Security Forces in North Syria are voting

ANHA - 2017-11-28 14:51
Members of the Internal Security Forces in the 3 northern regions of Syria voted in the 2ndphase of the elections of North Syrian elections at the centers set by the Electoral Commission to the members of these forces as their task is to protect the elect ...

Kurdistan’s IHEC Asks Government to Set Date of Elections

BAS News - 2017-11-28 13:03
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has called on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to set the date of the presidential and parliamentary elections. Handren Mohammed, head of the IHEC, told BasNews that the commi ...

Procedures taken to facilitate elections, large cities divided

ANHA - 2017-11-27 10:35
AZAD SAFO- DIYAR AHMO NEWS DESK- The High Electoral Commission in al- Jazeera region has divided large cities to several districts facilitating the electoral process in the second stage of the federal elections taking measures. Local administrations’ ele ...

Maestros de Tel Hamis hicieron un juramento

Hawar News - 2017-11-26 22:33
QAMIŞLO- 250 maestros que supervisarán el proceso electoral en el distrito de Tel Hamis en el cantón de Qamişlo en la región de al-Jazeera juraron y se comprometieron a cumplir todas las instrucciones para llevar a cabo la operación electoral sin excesos. ...

Tel Hamis teachers swore oath

ANHA - 2017-11-26 21:30
QAMISHLO- 250 teachers who will supervise the electoral process in Tel Hamis district in Qamişlo canton in al-Jazeera region swore the oath and pledge to abide by all instructions to conduct the electoral operation without any excesses. In order to carry ...

Democratic Nation List continues at its electoral campaign

ANHA - 2017-11-25 19:39
TIRBE SPYIE– The Democratic Nation List held two separate meetings for the people in Tirbê Sipîyê district in the midst of its electoral campaign. During the continuation of its electoral campaign, the Democratic Nation List in the towns of Helwa and Abo ...

Various activates in context of electoral campaigns in Afrin

ANHA - 2017-11-23 11:57
AFRIN– The electoral activities of in the districts of Afrin canton continue through the distribution of leaflets, holding of meetings and hanging of banners on the streets. In preparation for local administration elections scheduled in next December 1, c ...

Electoral introductory meetings held in Afrin villages

ANHA - 2017-11-21 14:13
AFRIN – The Democratic Society Movement in Afrin canton held meetings series for the Afrin area residents, in which they explained the content of the Democratic Nation’s list and its purpose from the elections. They also called on the people to go to the ...

Coalición Nacional anunció su programa electoral.

Hawar News - 2017-11-20 23:32
La Coalición Nacional Kurda en Siria que participa en las elecciones de la Administración Local ha anunciado su programa electoral y los principales objetivos de las elecciones. ...

National Coalition announced its electoral program

ANHA - 2017-11-19 21:08
The Kurdish National Coalition in Syria that participates in the elections of the Local Administration has announced its electoral program and the main aims of the elections. ...

Dues coalicions es presentaran a les eleccions del Nord de Síria

KurdisCat - 2017-11-19 14:55
Les Regions Administratives emeses per l'Assemblea Constituent de la Federació de Síria del Nord s'han reestructurat en forma de tres regions (Efrîn, Èufrates i Cizîre/Jazira) i 7 cantons. L'assemblea constituent també va anunciar el calendari electoral a ...

Bersoum: federalism is the sole guarantor of Syrian integrity

ANHA - 2017-11-12 14:24
HOGIR NAJJAR-AZAD SEFO NEWS DESK- The Co-chair of the Executive Body of the North Syria Democratic Federalism Sanherib Bersoum stated that the federalism project is the sole guarantor of the Syrian integrity, noting that the Electoral High Commission and ...

¿Cómo elegirá el votante?

Hawar News - 2017-11-08 23:35
El Copresidente de la Comisión Electoral en el territorio de la provincia de Cizîre (al-Jazeera) Ruken Mullah Ibrahim dijo que para facilitar el proceso electoral a los votantes se adoptará un color especial para cada casilla, el rechazo del documento ele ...

How will the voter elect?

ANHA - 2017-11-08 12:18
The Co-Chair of the Electoral Commission in the territory of Cizîre (al-Jazeera) province Ruken Mullah Ibrahim said that to facilitate the electoral process on the voters a special color will be adopted for each box, the rejection of the electoral paper w ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Militias to Run for Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections

BAS News - 2017-11-02 20:20
BAGHDAD — Dozens of political parties and entities registered for Iraq’s upcoming parliamentary elections are directly linked with the Iranian-backed militia groups of Hashd al-Shaabi, a source for the Iraqi High Independent Electoral Commission confirme ...

High Electoral Commission extends candidacy applications’ receiving

ANHA - 2017-10-31 15:24
NEWS DESK – The High Electoral Commission in the three regions of north Syria has extended the period of acceptance of applications for candidacy to November 5, at the request of political entities and alliances. The High Electoral Commission of the regio ...

Kurdistan electoral commission rejects Gorran presidential candidate

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan region’s electoral commission said on Saturday that it has rejected a request by the Change Movement (Gorran) to nominate a candidate for the Kurdistan region’s presidential election set for November 1 ...
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