ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - As Kurdish parties inch closer towards an agreement on forming a new Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), both Turkmens and Christians have been assured they will be given ministerial posts.
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) announced on Monday that provincial elections will be held across the country on April 20, 2020, the second time the date has been changed this year.
They were originally set to take place on Dec. 22, 2018, but IHEC announced in January that they would be postponed until November 2019, five months before the new date just announced.
“The election has been delayed for two years now,” commission member Hazim Redini told Kurdistan 24.
The Iraqi Forces Alliance has elected Mohamed al-Halbousi, the Iraqi parliament speaker, as its president, and Falah Zaidan as the head of the parliamentary bloc.
Halbousi and Zaidan were elected during a meeting attended by more than 40 MPs of the Iraqi Forces Alliance, according to a statement by the alliance.
The National Axis Alliance, which was considered to be the largest Sunni bloc in the Iraqi parliament was divided in mid-May to two alliances; the Iraqi Forces Alliance, and the National Axis Alliance led by Khamis al-Khanjar, following internal differences.
Condenados a muerte. Un tribunal iraquí sentenció a la horca a dos ciudadanos franceses tras ser declarados culpables de unirse al grupo terrorista Estado Islámico. Así, son yanueve los yihadistas de origen fancés, condenados a la pena capital en apenas una semana.
Irak rechazó el comunicado final de la cumbre de la Liga Árabe y recalcó que la seguridad de Irán es de interés para los demás países musulmanes y árabes.
Kurdistan’s parliament is to elect a new head of the Kurdistan region on Tuesday, amid opposition and boycott by opposition parties, which have already announced their rejection of the mechanisms adopted in re-activating the post.
PUK and Gorran Movement signed the agreements with the KDP to participate in the provincial government on condition of implementation of the agreements concluded to vote for the KDP candidate Nechirvan Barzani to fill the position.
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Kurdish lawmakers in the Iraqi Parliament have reportedly submitted a document requesting the formation of a committee to monitor the implementation of an article in the Iraqi Constitution related to contested regions between Erbil and Baghdad.
As tensions rise in Kirkuk, one of the disputed areas between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Federal Government of Iraq, the leaders of Kurdish factions within the Iraqi government have called for the creation of a committee to monitor the application of Article 140, Iraqi media reported on Saturday.
La evacuación del personal diplomático se produce en pleno aumento de tensión entre Washington e Irán, país vecino a Irak y con gran influencia en Bagdad.
Turkmen MP Hasan Turan said that Iraq has achieved a great external victory, but lost internally as it failed to complete the government formation until now.
On October 24, Prime Minister Adil Abd al-M
Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdia pproved a proposal by the fact-finding committee in Nineveh to dismiss Nofal al-Akoub, the city's governor, a source said, amid accusations of corruption.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s top court upheld on Thursday a law mandating a nationwide recount of votes in a May parliamentary election but ruled that the cancellation of overseas, displaced, and Peshmerga ballots was unconstitutional.
Parliament, which had mandated the recount after a number of political parties alleged fraud, had canceled some results such as overseas and displaced votes by amending the election law this month.
Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim Al-Jubouri has called for new elections after ballot boxes were burnt ahead of a recount last week.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday he opposed any repeat of the 12 May parliamentary election and warned that anyone who tried to sabotage the political process would be punished, after allegations of electoral fraud raised tensions.
Parliament has demanded a nationwide recount of votes, drawing calls for the election to be re-run. Abadi said only the Supreme Court could decide whether to re-run the vote, which was won by a bloc headed by Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.