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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. ...

Several Iraqi Electoral Commissioners Ousted over Election Fraud

BAS News - 2018-07-28 16:11
ERBIL — The team of judges which was made by the Iraqi parliament for the manual recount of the ballot boxes has removed a number of commissioners from their offices over corruption during the May parliamentary election. According to the official spokesp ...

Sadr halts Iraqi government formation talks over protestation in country

Waar Media - 2018-07-20 10:20
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose Sayirun faction came first in Iraq’s May election, has urged the political parties to halt talks over forming the future government, and, instead, fulfil the demands of the protesters in the country ...

Sadr to Abadi: Either Premier Office or Islamic Dawa Party

BAS News - 2018-07-12 23:58
ERBIL — Muqtada al-Sadr, leader of the election winner faction of Sairoon, has warned Haider al-Abdi to choose either the Iraqi premier position for the next government or the Islamic Dawa Party, an official said. Ziyad Assadi, a leading member of Sadris ...

Sadrs Calls for an End to Negotiations with US over Iraqi Gov. Formation

BAS News - 2018-07-09 00:34
ERBIL — Iraq’s powerful Shi’ite cleric and the winner of May’s election, Muqtada al-Sadr, has urged all political blocs to abandon the talks with the US over the formation of future Iraqi government. Sadr, who leads the Sairoon Bloc, said that his factio ...

After Kirkuk, manual vote recount to begin in Sulaimani on Monday

Waar Media - 2018-07-08 18:40
WAAR-DUHOK: The appointed judges for the Iraqi electoral commission left Kirkuk and arrived in Sulaimani Province on Sunday to begin the manual recount of election ballot boxes appealed by the political parties over suspicion of fraud and rigging, a Kurd ...

Kirkuk’s Manual Vote Recounting Concluded

BAS News - 2018-07-07 22:57
ERBIL — The manual recounting of votes from May 12 Iraqi parliamentary Election in Kirkuk was concluded late on Saturday, an official said. According to the council of Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission, the process of counting the suspected bal ...

Iraqi Election: Manual Ballot Counting Starts in Some Provinces

BAS News - 2018-07-03 11:02
ERBIL - The process of manual counting of May parliamentary election ballots started on Tuesday in a number of provinces across the country in the presence of several international observers and countries' envoys. The process will be taking place within ...

Sadr Orders Scale Down of Affiliated Militia

BAS News - 2018-06-29 00:24
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite cleric, whose political bloc came first during the May parliamentary election, has ordered the scale down of Saray Salam, a militia group operating under his command. Sadr said in a handwritten order published on his website that hi ...

Iraqi Parliament Again Failed to Extend Its Term

BAS News - 2018-06-28 23:16
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament held a session on Thursday to discuss the extension of the current term until after the manual recount of ballots from May election, but the session ended without a conclusion. Kurdish MP Nada Mergasouri said that the session ...

Iraq to Begin Manual Recount of Votes Next Week: Jabouri

BAS News - 2018-06-28 23:16
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri revealed on Thursday that the manual recount of votes from May election would begin next week. The remark was made after a failed parliamentary session today in Baghdad, during which some factions were ho ...

PM Barzani, EU Envoy Discuss Post-election Political Issues Across Iraq

BAS News - 2018-06-26 23:57
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechrivan Barzani received on Tuesday the EU ambassador to Iraq Ramon Blecua for talks on the post-Iraqi parliamentary election political developments, including the issues ahead the formation of the future government. Both si ...

Electoral Commission Begins Manual Vote Recount in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-06-24 00:26
ERBIL — Iraqi electoral commission’s provincial office in Erbil announced on Saturday that the manual recount of votes from last month’s Iraqi parliamentary election had begun the same day. Ali Qader, head of the office, confirmed the report to Russia To ...

Speaker: Iraqi Parliament to extend its own term

Waar Media - 2018-06-23 16:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi parliament speaker, Salim al-Jabouri, said on Friday that the legislative body is committed to extend its own term as disputes over the results from the recent election are yet to be resolved. In an online statement on his Facebook feed ...

Iraqi Parliament Committed to Extend Its Own Term: Speaker

BAS News - 2018-06-22 21:46
ERBIL — Iraqi parliament speaker, Salim al-Jabouri, said on Friday that the legislative body is committed to extend its own term as disputes over the results from the recent election are yet to be resolved. In an online statement on his Facebook feed, Ja ...

Iraqi President to BasNews: Peshmerga Votes Can’t Be Canceled

BAS News - 2018-06-14 18:35
ERBIL — Iraqi President Fuad Masum said on Thursday that the votes casted by the Kurdish Peshmerga, police and security forces in the recent parliamentary election cannot be annulled. In a statement to BasNews, Masum revealed that his office is working o ...

Iraq: 17 People So Far Arrested over Ballot Warehouse Fire

BAS News - 2018-06-14 18:35
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have so far arrested 17 people whom are suspected of involvement in the fire incident at a warehouse in Baghdad where ballot boxes from the recent election were being kept. Abdulsatar Bayraqdar spokesperson for Iraq's High J ...

Iraqi Communist Party Welcomes Sadr, Amiri New Alliance

BAS News - 2018-06-14 11:54
ERBIL - The Iraqi Communist Party has welcomed the new Alliance of Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sa'eroun and the winner of the May 12 parliamentary election, and Hadi al-Amiri, leader of Iranian-backed Hahsd al-Shaabi's Fatih Coalition. The pa ...

Sulaimani.. Peshmerga protest against Iraqi parliament decision

Waar Media - 2018-06-13 13:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Peshmerga, police and security forces in Sulaimani filled its streets on Wednesday protesting the annulment of their votes in Iraq’s parliamentary election and accusing certain parties from the Kurdistan Region of being complicit. Arez Abdull ...

Iraqi PM: Parliament Not Authorized to Repeat Election

BAS News - 2018-06-12 18:28
ERBIL - Neither the parliament nor the government can cancel the May 12 parliamentary election outcome, said Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at a press conference on Monday. The remarks were made after a parliamentary session where the Iraqi premier ...

Four People Arrested in Connection with Ballot Fire in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-06-12 01:08
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have arrested four people suspected of involvement in a fire incident at a warehouse where ballot boxes from recent parliamentary election were being kept, authorities said. Among the arrestees are three police officers and ...

Election Winner Sadr Says Iraq is at Stake

BAS News - 2018-06-12 01:08
ERBIL — Iraqi populist cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc won the majority in the recent legislative vote in the country, said on Monday after the fire incident at a ballot warehouse that Iraq is now at risk with the recent developments. “The ...

Iraqi ballot box storage site catches fire in Baghdad

E-Kurd - 2018-06-11 23:14
BAGHDAD,— A storage site housing half of Baghdad’s ballot boxes from Iraq’s parliamentary election in May caught fire on Sunday, just days after parliament demanded a nationwide recount of votes, drawing calls for the election to be re-run. Prime Ministe ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Insists on Manual Recounting of Votes

BAS News - 2018-06-11 23:06
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri said on Monday that the process of manual recounting of ballots from the recent election should begin soon. He made the remarks during a meeting with parliamentary committee for legal affairs, during whic ...

Masrour Barzani: We Back Unified Agenda that Serves People

BAS News - 2018-06-11 15:21
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani received on Monday the US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman for talks on several issues related to recent Iraqi parliamentary election outcome, including formation of the next gove ...

Kurdistan Ballots are Safe: Commission

BAS News - 2018-06-11 12:06
ERBIL — The votes from the Kurdistan Region casted for the recent Iraqi parliamentary election are safe after the fire incident in Baghdad’s warehouse, an official said. Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Ali Qader, head of Iraqi electoral commission’s provincial ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker calls for new parliamentary election

Waar Media - 2018-06-10 23:52
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri on Sunday claimed the fire that broke out at a warehouse in eastern Baghdad, where the electoral commission kept ballot boxes, was deliberate and called for a new parliamentary election. Jabouri alleg ...

Abadi: “Terrorist Gangs” Behind Fire at Ballot Box Warehouse

BAS News - 2018-06-10 23:41
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has reacted to Sunday’s fire incident at a Baghdad warehouse where ballot boxes from recent parliamentary election were kept, saying “terrorist Gangs” were behind the plot. In an official statement hours after ...

Allawi Calls for Repeated Election after Blaze at Ballot Warehouse

BAS News - 2018-06-10 22:32
ERBIL — Iraq’s vice president and the president of Iraqi National Accord, Ayad Allawi called for repeated election after ballots from the recent parliamentary election burned at a warehouse in Baghdad on Sunday. He said in a statement that the election p ...

Baghdad: Fire burns warehouse from recent Iraqi election ballot-papers

Waar Media - 2018-06-10 22:00
WAAR-DUHOK: A fire broke out at a warehouse in Baghdad where the May 12 election ballot boxes are being kept. An Iraqi Interior Ministry official confirmed that a fire broke out in al-Rusafa district in the country’s capital and stated firefighters are a ...

Iraq Appoints 9 Judges to Electoral Commission after Election Controversy

BAS News - 2018-06-10 19:54
ERBIL — Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council on Sunday appointed nine judges to take over country’s Independent High Electoral Commission after alleged election frauds led to controversy. “The Supreme Judicial Council’s meeting saw the naming of the judges nom ...

Baghdad: Fire Burns Ballots from Recent Iraqi Election

BAS News - 2018-06-10 16:44
ERBIL — A fire incident on Sunday ravaged a warehouse in central Baghdad where the ballot boxes from the recent Iraqi parliamentary election which was the source of political controversies in the country. Mohammed Rubai’i, a member of Baghdad’s provincia ...

Masrour Barzani “Strongly” Rejects Annulment of Peshmerga Votes

BAS News - 2018-06-09 23:38
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, on Saturday welcomed the proposal of manual recounting of ballots from the recent Iraqi parliamentary election, but rejected the cancelation of the votes casted by Peshmerga and se ...

Kurdistan Parliament: Annulling Peshmerga Votes “Unacceptable”

BAS News - 2018-06-09 23:38
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament on Saturday slammed a decision in Baghdad which has ordered the cancellation of votes casted by the Kurdish Peshmerga, police and security forces during the recent Iraqi parliamentary election. On 6th June, the Iraqi p ...

Iraq to Deploy More Security Forces to Kirkuk Due to Instability

BAS News - 2018-06-09 15:17
ERBIL - The post-election political tensions in Kirkuk province have caused the security in the city to deteriorate, the Iraqi government, therefore is expected to deploy more of its security forces to the province this week, said a report on Saturday. A ...

KDP: No Objection to Manual Recounting of Iraq’s Election Ballots

BAS News - 2018-06-07 22:01
ERBIL — Officials and representatives from the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) have made it clear that the party has no objections to the manual recounting of ballots for the recent Iraqi parliamentary election, in which the KDP has won the major ...

Iraqi Parliament Orders Manual Recounting of Entire Ballots

BAS News - 2018-06-06 18:05
ERBIL — The Iraqi Parliament on Wednesday orders the manual recounting of the entire ballots from the recent parliamentary election, including the invalidated votes. The decision was made during an extraordinary session which was attended by 172 lawmaker ...

Sadr: Partnering with Maliki Not an Option for Me

BAS News - 2018-06-06 11:17
ERBIL - Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sa'eroun Alliance which has won the recent parliamentary election said that he would not be part of a future government influenced by Iran, said a report on Wednesday. Al-Araby Al-Jadeed cited a sourc ...

Barzani, French Ambassador Discuss Iraqi Future Government Formation

BAS News - 2018-06-03 15:59
ERBIL - Prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani welcomed on Sunday French ambassador to Iraq Bruno Aubert for talks on the post-election political developments in the country. During the meeting where the Consul General Dominique Mas in Erbil was attendi ...

Iraq's Sadr Deeply Concerned over Turkey, Iran Water Sanctioning

BAS News - 2018-06-03 11:06
ERBIL - Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sa'eroun Alliance, the winner of the recent parliamentary election, warned on Sunday his country's government of cutting off water flows coming into Iraq by Turkey and Iran. Sadr said on his Twitter a ...
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