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Abadi Orders Investigation into Alleged Election Violations

BAS News - 2018-05-24 22:32
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered the formation of a fact-finding committee to investigate alleged violations in the recent parliamentary election in the country. The decision was made after an extraordinary cabinet meeting in Bagh ...

Iraqi parliament to discuss recent parliamentary election results

Waar Media - 2018-05-24 13:02
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi parliament is scheduled to hold a special session on Thursday evening for discussions over the recent parliamentary election results which were rejected by several sides. The meeting was requested by several parliament members from ...

Iraqi Parliament to Discuss Election Results

BAS News - 2018-05-24 10:59
ERBIL - Iraqi parliament is scheduled to hold a special session on Thursday evening for discussions over the recent parliamentary election results which were rejected by several sides. The meeting was requested by several parliament members from differen ...

Sadr's Aide Refutes Reports on US Contact with Sairoon Bloc

BAS News - 2018-05-24 00:21
ERBIL — A top aide to the Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose political alliance has won the recent parliamentary election, has refuted media reports claiming that the US has contacted members of the bloc to influence the formation of next Baghda ...

KDP, PUK Delegations Meet with Iraqi President in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-24 00:21
ERBIL — High-level delegations from the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Wednesday met with Iraqi President Fuad Masum in Baghdad to discuss post-election moves. The Kurdish delegates reportedly exchanged ...

PM Abadi Refuses to be with Repeating Elections

BAS News - 2018-05-23 13:32
ERBIL - Despite his concerns over the parliamentary election results, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has refused to be with a repeat for the process. "We call on the commission to be transparent and ensure the rights of the voters. It should reveal any violati ...

KDP Delegation Meets with Sadr in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-22 23:56
ERBIL — A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met on Tuesday with Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of Sa’eroun Alliance who has won the Iraqi parliamentary election. The KDP delegation, led by Secretary of the party’s politburo Faz ...

High-level KDP Delegation to Visit Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-21 22:57
ERBIL — A high-level delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is scheduled to visit Baghdad on Tuesday for talks over next Iraqi government between election winners. The KDP has won the majority of votes in the Kurdistan Region, and it is likel ...

Barzani encourages Kurdish factions to unite in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-05-21 17:46
WAAR-DUHOK: The leader of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani on Monday criticized the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission for creating difficulties during the election process, especially for the Yezidis in Nineveh province most of ...

Iraqi Election Front-runner Sadr, Runner-up Ameri Meet

BAS News - 2018-05-21 00:19
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite cleric and head of Sa’eroun Coalition, Muqtada al-Sadr on Sunday met with the leader of Shi’ite Conquest Alliance, Hadi al-Ameri, to discuss the post-election move. According to a statement by Sadr’s office, the winner of Iraqi parl ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Failed in Election

BAS News - 2018-05-19 23:05
ERBIL — The current parliament speaker of Iraq, Salim al-Jabouri, did not receive enough votes in the last election, and failed to win a sit in the upcoming parliament. According to the final results of the 12 May’s election released by the Iraqi elector ...

Barzani, Wataniya Coalition Leader Discussing Next Government Formation

BAS News - 2018-05-19 20:25
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani welcomed on Saturday the Iraqi leader of National Alliance, also known as Wataniya Ayad Allawi to discuss the post-election developments, During the meeting, the pair also shed light on the Erbil-Baghdad re ...

PUK Runner-up in Election for Alliance with Baghdad: Iraqi Politician

BAS News - 2018-05-19 14:27
ERBIL - The victory of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in the Iraqi election as a second largest party in Kurdistan Region by winning 18 seats of the parliament could never occur without its ties with Baghdad, said an Iraqi official. Wafiq al-Samarrai, ...

Barzani: I Hope Erbil-Baghdad Ties Will Be Reviewed

BAS News - 2018-05-19 12:24
ERBIL - Prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani on Saturday wished the outcome of the Iraqi parliamentary election will result in a beneficial path to improve the Erbil-Baghdad ties. "Now that the elections for Iraq's Council of Representatives have been ...

Iraqi Parliament to Discuss Election Results Issue

BAS News - 2018-05-17 14:01
ERBIL - After a request by over 80 lawmakers, Iraqi Parliament declared on Thursday that it will hold a session on Saturday to discuss the issue of the parliamentary election results. According to sources, officials from the High Electoral Commission wil ...

Iraqi Electoral Commission Rejects Manual Ballot Counting

BAS News - 2018-05-16 23:19
ERBIL — The Iraqi Independent High Election Commission has made it clear that according to the law and regulations, manual counting of ballots is not possible. The statement was made by a spokesperson for the commission after several Iraqi and Kurdish fa ...

Iraqi Political Leaders Discuss Election with Barzani

BAS News - 2018-05-16 23:19
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Wednesday received telephone calls from several Iraqi political leaders to discuss the parliamentary election. “Pleased to have held productive convers ...

Iraq: Armed men trap election workers in Kirkuk, block count

Washington Post - 2018-05-16 19:38
Iraqi officials said Wednesday that armed men have trapped election workers inside their offices in Kirkuk, disrupting the vote count in the northern city at the heart of a long-running dispute with Iraqi Kurds. ...

Kurdistan PM Urges Kurdish Sides to Unite in Baghdad Politics

BAS News - 2018-05-16 16:41
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani said on Wednesday in a press conference that all of the Kurdish factions need to work together to address any issues regarding the results of the Iraqi parliamentary election and unite in Baghdad. "Kurds shou ...

Mayor: Yezidis Elected KDP, Refused Hashd al-Shaabi's Presence in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-05-16 14:16
ERBIL - The success of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has achieved in the Iraqi parliamentary election in Sinjar shows that the Yezidis do not want the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi to stay in their town, said an official. Mayor of Sin ...

PUK: Manual Ballot Counting Only in Kurdistan Not Accepted

BAS News - 2018-05-16 10:50
ERBIL - Although six Kurdish factions have rejected the results of the Iraqi parliamentary election in Kurdistan Region and demanded to manually count the votes, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said on Wednesday that it "does not accept this". The ...

KDP Supports Manual Ballot Counting in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-05-15 22:45
ERBIL — After some Kurdish factions expressed concerns over the Iraqi parliamentary election across Kurdistan Region, the front-runner Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Tuesday called on Iraqi electoral commission to take every necessary step to ensure ...

Abadi Criticises Electoral Commission

BAS News - 2018-05-15 21:56
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has criticised the country’s High Independent Commission for Elections over technical issues which occurred during Saturday’s parliamentary election. Speaking at his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Abadi s ...

Six Kurdish parties demand repeat of Parliamentary Election in Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2018-05-14 21:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Six political parties in Kurdistan Region demanded on Monday a repeat of the Iraqi parliamentary election in Kurdistan Region and disputed areas under the supervision of the international monitors. The leaders of the Change Movement (Gorran), ...

Coalition congratulates Iraqi people, security forces

The Global Coalition - 2018-05-14 20:05
The Coalition congratulates the people of Iraq and Iraqi Security Forces on the successful completion of the first Parliamentary election since Iraq declared the full liberation of its population from... L’article Coalition congratulates Iraqi people, se ...

Six Kurdish Parties Demand Repeat of Parliamentary Election in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-05-14 18:59
ERBIL - Six political parties in kurdistan Region demanded on Monday a repeat of the Iraqi parliamentary election in kurdistan Region and disputed areas under the supervision of the international monitors. The leaders of the Change Movement (Gorran), the ...

Election Process in Erbil "Totally Transparent": Top Commissioner

BAS News - 2018-05-14 17:59
ERBIL - The Iraqi parliamentary election process was "totally transparent" in Erbil governorate, and no sides have appealed against it, said the head of Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission in Erbil on Monday. "The allegations of taking some ballo ...

Sulaymaniyah: Police on Alert

BAS News - 2018-05-13 23:09
ERBIL — Police forces in Sulaymaniyah have been put on alert as the results of Iraqi parliamentary election are expected to be announced soon. The Directorate of Sulaymaniyah Police warned civilians in a statement against any provocative actions that cou ...

IHEC Agrees on Counting Votes Manually in Kirkuk: Sources

BAS News - 2018-05-13 21:10
ERBIL - After multiple sides rejected the results of the Iraqi parliamentary election held on Saturday, Independent High Electoral Commission agreed on manually counting the votes in Kirkuk province, sources said. Almost all parties have so far rejected ...

Gorran: PUK Could Use Weapons in Disputed Areas not Attacking Us

BAS News - 2018-05-13 20:42
ERBIL - Apart from rejecting the Iraqi election results in Sulaymaniya province, Change Movement (Gorran) condemned on Sunday the attack on its headquarters and founder's grave allegedly by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan special forces. "Those guns the ...

Unofficial results of Kurdish parties seats to Iraqi parliament

Waar Media - 2018-05-13 20:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Sources from the main Kurdish parties who took part in Iraq’s parliamentary election on Saturday have offered reporters their predictions on their share of seats. KDP: 25 seats ERBIL: 8 Duhok: 9 Sulaimani: 1 Mosul: 7 PUK: 15 seats Erbil: 3 Su ...

Iraqi VP’s Coalition rejects election results

Waar Media - 2018-05-13 18:38
WAAR-DUHOK: The National Coalition, led by Iraqi Vice-President Ayad Allawi, on Sunday called for the rejection of the – as of yet unannounced – results of the Iraqi elections held on Saturday and urged the establishment of an emergency provisional gover ...

National Alliance Rejects Iraqi Vote Outcome

BAS News - 2018-05-13 16:13
ERBIL - Iraqi National Alliance, also known as Wataniya rejected on Sunday the results of the Saturday's parliamentary election, claiming that it was violated. Wataniya Alliance, led by Ayad Allawi, has called for repeating the process in a more appropri ...

Gorran Accuses Iran of Intervening in Iraqi Election in Favour of PUK

BAS News - 2018-05-13 16:13
ERBIL - A member of the Change Movement (Gorran) claimed on Sunday that Iran has helped the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Sulaymaniya province in the Iraqi parliamentary election for the party's withdrawal from Kirkuk in October, last year. "We a ...

Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission reveals 44.52% turnout

Waar Media - 2018-05-13 13:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission has revealed that the turnout for Saturday’s parliamentary election was at 44.52%. The statement comes hours after the closure of the polling stations. In the Kurdistan Region, initial results have ...

Sulaymaniyah Governor: Unofficial Election Results Suspicious

BAS News - 2018-05-13 12:53
SULAYMANIYH — Governor of Sulaymaniyah province, Haval Abubakir, has called on the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission to investigate the election results in Sulaymaniyah as the political factions suspect fraud in the votes. Abubakir pointed out ...

Abadi’s Statement on Post-Election Violence in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-05-13 11:59
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called on security forces to keep the situation in Sulaymaniyah under control after some violent acts between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Gorran over disputes about election process occurred ...

Iraq Election: Over 44% Turnout

BAS News - 2018-05-13 00:10
ERBIL — Iraqi Independent Hight Electoral Commission has revealed that the turnout for Saturday’s parliamentary election was at 44.52%. The statement comes hours after the closure of the polling stations. In the Kurdistan Region, initial results have sho ...

Kirkuk: Bombing Kills Three People Amid Election

BAS News - 2018-05-12 21:20
ERBIL — At least three civilians were killed on Saturday as the result of a bomb blast in Kirkuk province while parliamentary elections were underway. Iraqi media reports cited security sources who confirmed that several other improvised explosive device ...

Iraqis abroad head to polls to vote for Iraq’s parliamentary election

Waar Media - 2018-05-11 19:28
WAAR-DUHOK: The majority of Iraqis in Sweden have failed to cast their vote due to identification issues, said an official on Friday. Nawroz Ali, head of the Iraqi electoral commission in Sweden, told reporters that the turnout has not been good, and the ...

Baghdad: US Embassy Warns of Possible Terrorist Attack on Election Day

BAS News - 2018-05-11 15:53
ERBIL — The US Embassy in Baghdad has issued a security alert to warn of possible terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital city on the day of parliamentary election, May 12. “The U.S. Mission has received information of possible terrorist attacks against t ...

Iraqi voters are fed up with the old guard

The Economist - 2018-05-11 09:38
HAIDER AL-ABADI, the prime minister of Iraq (pictured), has a strong case for re-election. He has overseen the defeat of Islamic State (IS), which once held vast portions of the country. He denied a Kurdish push for independence last year. Oil production ...

Baghdad's Militarization of Kirkuk Threatens Election: Kurdish Official

BAS News - 2018-05-10 21:09
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has deployed additional armed forces to the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk ahead of the parliamentary election, threatening the democratic process, said a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official. Speaking to BasNews on ...

Watch: Broken Electronic Devices Slow Early Election Process Across Iraq

BAS News - 2018-05-10 14:23
ERBIL - A lot of the electronic ballot-counting devices which are used in this Iraqi parliamentary election have stopped working, causing the process go very slowly across the country. Multiple election observers in a polling station in Erbil told the Ba ...

Iraq to Shutdown Its Airports, Border Crossings on Election Day

BAS News - 2018-05-09 23:21
ERBIL - Iraq will impose a 24-hour curfew on its airports and border crossings on May 12 when the parliamentary election will be held across the country, the electoral security committee said on Wednesday. According to Baghdad Today news agency, Iraqi PM ...
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