Iraqi cabinet sets date for upcoming parliamentary election

The Baghdad Post
Fecha de publicación: 
01 Nov 2017

The Iraqi cabinet set on Wednesday the date for the upcoming parliamentary election on May 15, 2018.   

In a statement, the cabinet said that the federal government would be responsible for providing a secure environment to hold the elections and help displaced persons return to their districts. 

Electronic voting will be available. Political parties taking part in the elections are not supposed to have armed wings, it noted.

Last week, the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has set the date for the upcoming parliamentary election on May 12, 2018.   

It was reported that this date was suggested to hold the fourth round of Iraqi parliamentary elections so that the IHEC completes the preparations prior to the election.

Iraq’s last parliamentary elections were held in 2014 and saw the ruling Shiite National Alliance form a coalition government with the Kurds and Sunnis.

Hentawi appointed as head of Iraqi High Electoral Commission

Ma'n Abd Hantosh al-Hentawi has been appointed as the head of Iraqi High Electoral Commission, while Ahmed Raheem Beshara was appointed as rapporteur, the Director for Information Office in the Commision Aziz al-Khaikani said on Wednesday.

He added that the Board of Commissioners chose Ryadh al-Badran to be the head of administration elections and his deputy will be Razkar Hamah Mohi al-Dien.  

The posts of the Commission have been distributed by the Board of Commissioners, who have been selected by Iraqi lawmaker and according to Commision Act (no.11 of 2007).