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New Generation and KIU reject final results of Iraqi Kurdistan election

E-Kurd - 2018-10-21 22:49
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The New Generation Movement (Newey Nwê) has rejected the final results of Iraqi Kurdistan parliamentary election, in which the two ruling parties secured first and second place. The Movement said in a statement on Sun ...

Barham Salih Warned Maliki of Barzani’s Plan for Independence: Source

BAS News - 2018-10-21 15:56
ERBIL — The newly appointed president of Iraq, Barham Salih, previously warned the Shi’ite political leader Nouri al-Maliki of Masoud Barzani’s plan for declaring independence, a source said. Salih, prior to his election as the Iraqi president on 2 Octob ...

Barzani’s KDP wins Iraqi Kurdistan parliamentary election

E-Kurd - 2018-10-21 15:11
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) came first in a parliamentary election in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, winning 45 seats, the election commission said on Sunday, positioning it to lead t ...

KDP comes first in Iraqi Kurdistan election

Reuters - 2018-10-21 02:15
The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) came first in a parliamentary election in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, winning 45 seats, the election commission said on Sunday, positioning it to lead the next regional government. ...

KIU party rejects primary results for Kurdistan parliamentary election

E-Kurd - 2018-10-07 14:25
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) said on Saturday that it has rejected the preliminary results for Iraqi Kurdistan parliamentary election citing widespread of fraud. The KIU said in a written statement said that frau ...

Sadr Calls on Newly Appointed PM to Keep Security Posts in His Hands

BAS News - 2018-10-06 21:50
ERBIL - Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's, head of Sa'eroun Alliance and winner of the May election, has called on the newly designated as prime minister, Adil Abdul Mahdi, to keep the ministries of defense and interior in his hands and not hand the ...

Iraqi IHEC's Activity Yet to be Resumed

BAS News - 2018-10-06 21:50
ERBIL - The Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission's activity is yet to be resumed as they have been suspended since the beginning of June due to some irregularities during the May election. Talking to BasNews, deputy head of the commission, Rzgar H ...

KDP ahead in Iraqi Kurdistan election, electoral commission says

The New Mail - 2018-10-05 04:56
The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) was leading in a parliamentary election in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq with 85 percent of votes counted, the election commission said on… The post KDP ahead in Iraqi Kurdistan election, elector ...

Senator Rubio on Iraq’s New President: Qasem Soleimani Brokered the Deal

BAS News - 2018-10-04 10:33
ERBIL — US Senator for Florida, Marco Rubio, believes that Tehran had influenced the election of Barham Salih as new Iraqi president and Adil Abdel-Mahdi as country’s prime minister. Rubio wrote on his official Twitter account that Iranian commander of Q ...

Officials, Diplomats congratulate Barham Salih as new Iraqi president

Waar Media - 2018-10-03 14:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Barham Salih’s hometown of Sulaimani welcomed his election as president of Iraq with celebratory gunfire. The head of the UN mission in Iraq, Jan Kubis, congratulated Salih on his election, saying he looks forward to “working with the new Pre ...

Kurdish parties PUK and KDP contest Iraq presidency for first time

E-Kurd - 2018-10-03 00:07
BAGHDAD,— A parliamentary vote for a new Iraqi president was delayed on Monday as the Kurds’ two dominant parties for the first time contest the post reserved for a Kurd. The election in Baghdad will now take place on Tuesday, two days after parliamentar ...

At Least Two Civilians Killed in Celebratory Shooting in Sulaimaniya

BAS News - 2018-10-02 23:21
ERBIL - At least two civilians were killed in Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province due to a celebratory shooting as a crowd was celebrating the election of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) nominee, Barham Salih, as the new Iraqi president on T ...

PUK says it may reject Iraqi Kurdistan parliamentary election result

E-Kurd - 2018-10-01 17:09
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— One of the dominant Kurdish parties in Iraqi Kurdistan said it might not recognize the results of Sunday’s parliamentary election and then appeared to backtrack, injecting uncertainty into a region demoralized by a fa ...

Ayad Allawi: We Saw a Transparent Election Today

BAS News - 2018-09-30 20:07
ERBIL - Iraqi leader of al-Wataniya Coalition Ayad Allawi has congratulated the people of Kurdistan Region on concluding Sunday's regional parliamentary election successfully. "Today, we, and the whole world, saw the exercise of a clean and transparent e ...

Iraqi Kurds hold election one year after failed independence bid

Reuters - 2018-09-30 17:06
Kurds voted in a parliamentary election in their semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq on Sunday, with political dynasties expected to extend their power sharing rule despite growing discontent with perceived corruption and economic hardship. ...

Iraqi Parliament Delays Presidential Vote

BAS News - 2018-09-23 10:35
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament has reportedly postponed the election of a new president for the country at the Tuesday’s session. Previously, the legislative said it would convene on 25 September to elect Iraq’s new president. However, according to the mee ...

Six members of Worker-Communist Party arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-09-22 22:13
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Security forces in the city of Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan arrested six members of the Worker-Communist Party of Kurdistan on Saturday because of their call for voters to boycott the Kurdistan parliamentary election. ...

Barzani Congratulates New Iraqi Parliament Speaker in Phone Call

BAS News - 2018-09-17 20:03
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani has congratulated Mohammed al-Halbousi on his election as the new Iraqi Parliament speaker. According to a statement by Barzani's office, the Kurdish influentia ...

Halbousi elected Iraq’s new parliament speaker

Waar Media - 2018-09-16 11:40
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi parliament elected Sunni lawmaker Mohammed al-Halbousi as a speaker on Sept. 15, AP reported. Al-Halbousi, a former governor of Anbar province, was supported by parliament’s pro-Iran bloc. Al-Halbousi’s election marks the first step ...

Parliamentary election campaign starts in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-09-11 21:14
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Campaigning kicked off on Tuesday for a parliamentary election in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region amid political divisions a year after hopes for independence were dashed. Around 673 candidates from 29 political ...

Sadr Gives Iraqi Government Ultimatum on Basra Crisis

BAS News - 2018-09-06 14:16
ERBIL — Iraq’s powerful Shi’ite cleric and the leader of election frontrunner Sairoon bloc, Muqtada al-Sadr, has given the government an ultimatum to address the crisis in the southern city of Basra where violent protests has been ongoing for months. In ...

Sadr to Iraqi Government: Don’t Try My Patience

BAS News - 2018-09-05 10:22
ERBIL — Following another wave of deadly clashes between the Iraqi security forces and protesters in the southern province of Basra, Muqtada al-Sadr, a powerful Shi’ite cleric and the leader of election winner Sairoon bloc, said that the violence by the ...

Gorran MP Admits to Internal Division, Favouring Election Postponement

BAS News - 2018-09-04 10:43
ERBIL — A member of the Iraqi parliament from the Change Movement (Gorran) has revealed that there are disputes in the ranks of his party “like any others”. Speaking to VOA’s Kurdish service, MP Yousif Mohammed said Gorran prefers the Kurdistan Region pa ...

Swearing Iraqi parliament session starts today at 11 AM

Waar Media - 2018-09-03 11:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s Fourth Council of Representatives is convening on Monday at 11 a.m. Candidates who won seats in the parliamentary election on May 12 are being sworn in. In the first session, which is presided over by the eldest member, the new MPs sha ...

CDJ to boycott Iraqi Kurdistan’s Sep. 30 parliamentary election

E-Kurd - 2018-09-02 22:37
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Head of the Coalition for Democracy and Justice CDJ, Barham Salih, said on Sunday the party would not participate in Iraqi Kurdistan parliamentary election, which is due to take place on September 30. Salih, previo ...

Post-Electoral Iraq’s Scene

E-Kurd - 2018-08-27 18:27
Dr. Diyari Salih | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The latest Iraqi election, held on May 12, has given rise to complicating the political situation in the whole country. Since then, many accusations have emerged to challenge the legality of that election. That l ...

Suspended Iraqi Commissioners to Return to Office: Source

BAS News - 2018-08-20 22:30
ERBIL - The Iraqi commissioners who had temporarily been replaced with a number of judges during the process of a manual recount of the May election, wil return to their work once again, a source from the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission said ...

Abadi Urges Election Winners to Rush in Forming Largest Bloc

BAS News - 2018-08-19 21:43
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on President Fuad Masum on Sunday to ask the parliament to hold the first session as the May parliamentary election’s outcome has already been ratified. Abadi has also urged the winners of the vote to r ...

Iraqi Federal Court ratifies May 12 Parliamentary elections result

Waar Media - 2018-08-19 14:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi Federal Court has ratified the final results of May 12 parliamentary election, said Ayas al-Samuk, spokesperson for the court. He added that the court’s decision was made by consensus. “The Federal Supreme Court has made its decisio ...

Iraqi Supreme Court Approves May Election Results

BAS News - 2018-08-19 14:55
ERBIL — Following months of political disputes over the results of May parliamentary election in Iraq, country’s supreme court ratified on Sunday the results. Earlier in June, Iraqi legislative ordered the manual recount of ballots from entire polling st ...

Iraqi Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani says elections should held on time

E-Kurd - 2018-08-07 20:39
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Prime Minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani, on Tuesday, said that the Kurdish region’s election, which is set for September 30, 2018, should be held on time. Barzani said tha ...

US Says Setting Kurdistan Elections is Up to Kurdish Leaders

BAS News - 2018-08-06 22:46
ERBIL - The US State Department has made it clear that only the Kurdish leaders in the Kurdistan Region can decide about the date of the regional parliamentary election, a report said. "[The] timing of elections in the IKR [Iraqi Kurdistan Region] is up ...

Iraqi Commission Announces Completion of Manual Recount of Ballots

BAS News - 2018-08-06 20:36
ERBIL - Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission announced on Monday that it has completed the manual recount of ballots from the May parliamentary election, the outcome of which was rejected due to alleged fraud and irregularities during the process. ...
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