Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Kurdistan

Preparations continue for November 1 elections, party numbers assigned

By Rudaw 12/10/2017
 The Kurdistan Region last held parliamentary elections in 2013. The presidential election has not been held since 2009. Rudaw/Sartip Othman
The Kurdistan Region last held parliamentary elections in 2013. The presidential election has not been held since 2009. Rudaw/Sartip Othman

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – In preparation for November 1 elections, the Kurdistan election body assigned, via lottery, numbers to the registered political entities.

The Kurdistan Region will hold both parliamentary and presidential elections on the same day.

The Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) warned that campaigning cannot begin until the candidate lists are approved by its office.

 

On ballot papers, political parties are identified by the numbers assigned today.

The Kurdistan Region last held parliamentary elections in 2013. The presidential election has not been held since 2009.

Asked about the possibility of delaying the presidential and parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani told Rudaw in an interview this week, “As of now, the political parties have not agreed on that. We expect some meetings will be held, so decisions will be made on it later.”

After the 2013 vote, five parties formed a coalition government led by the KDP with 38 seats, Gorran with 24 seats, PUK with 18 seats, KIU with 10 seats, and Komal with 6 seats.

Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has already said that he will not run for the presidency. He also ruled out any of his family members making a bid for the top post. No candidates for the presidential election have so far been confirmed by the electoral commission.
2434 Views

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

kurt basar | 12/13/2017 7:27:05 AM
Yes. it was & it's, except there is no such thing exist as an independent Iraq, but from now on you can call it the Southern Iran, with blessing of...
duroi | 12/13/2017 9:34:58 AM
Let's see who will replace him next month.
US: Implementation of Iraqi constitution addresses Kurdish grievances
| yesterday at 09:30 | (2)
Hander | 12/13/2017 9:00:39 AM
Very interesting. Thank you.
Pilgrims visit ancient church named for Christian convert
| yesterday at 08:45 | (1)
guest2002 | 12/12/2017 5:31:10 PM
From all the speech , the printer messed up when it got to the Peshmarga!!! These shiia jihadis are idiots!!!
Jagerxin derashy | 12/13/2017 6:31:48 AM
Bullshit! They all all heard the word that come out of Iraqi officials mouths including PM abadi,! They never mentioned peshmerga’ abadi wasn’t...
Baghdad claims 'printing error' for omitting Kurdish Peshmerga
| 12/12/2017 | (5)
Yassir Fekaiki
Yassir Fekaiki | 12/12/2017 7:27:38 PM
they should start with Prime Minster and Deputy Prime minister offices and salaries as they have gained enough and do not need to be on any salary in...
Azad | 12/13/2017 5:57:41 AM
What a joke. 1.2 million employees in a krg that has a population of 4.5m . Thats a whoppping 26% of the total population. In contrast, most...
KRG to make more salary cuts in 2018 after losing Kirkuk oil
| yesterday at 09:51 | (2)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

Iraqi VP Nujaifi: Baghdad and Erbil to hold talks soon 14 minutes ago |

Iraqi VP Nujaifi: Baghdad and Erbil to hold talks soon

I am optimistic a preliminary agreement will be more
Minister invites Saudi prince to Israel, calls for common fight against Iran 1 hour ago |

Minister invites Saudi prince to Israel, calls for common fight against Iran

Israel will return Lebanon to the Stone Age if more
More than 7k Hashd killed in war on ISIS, militia leader 3 hours ago |

More than 7k Hashd killed in war on ISIS, militia leader

Hashd is "the greatest pride" in the history of more
0.266 seconds