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Kurdistan Parliamentary Election

KIU rejects primary results for Kurdistan parliamentary election

The Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) said on Saturday (October 6) that it has rejected the preliminary results for the parliamentary election citing widespread of fraud.


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New Generation President: Elections commission bears ‘historic responsibility’

In the hours before the election commission is expected to release the preliminary results of the Kurdistan parliamentary election, New Generation President Shaswar Abdulwahid said that the commission


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Elections commission vows to 'save votes' of Kurdistan people

The Kurdish elections and referendum commission on Thursday (October 4) vowed to make sure that the votes cast in the Kurdistan Region’s election were legitimate, after hundreds of complaints were fil


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Gorran, KIU, and KIG shouldn’t accept fraud in Kurdistan election: former MP

The Change Movement (Gorran), the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), and the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) should not accept the “electoral fraud” that happened during the Kurdistan parliamentary election


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US encourages the quick formation of a new Kurdish government

The United States encouraged the quick formation of a new Kurdish government, after the Kurdistan Region held a parliamentary election on September 30.


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425 complaints filed about Kurdistan election violations, says commission

The Kurdish elections commission said on Wednesday (October 3) as many as 425 complaints had been filed during the Kurdistan parliamentary election.


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Footage shows moment polling station in Sulaimani is attacked

Footage shows the moment that a polling place in Sulaimani is attacked during the Kurdistan parliamentary election on Sunday (September 30).


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Kurdistan election wasn’t truly democratic, says international observer

The Kurdistan parliamentary election violated democratic norms because of violations and attacks on electoral commission employees at polling stations, an international observer has said.


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EU, UK congratulate Kurdistan Region on election as fraud accusations swirl

A spokesperson for the European External Action Service (EEAS) praised late on Monday (October 1) initial reports from the Kurdistan Region of “a peaceful and orderly ballot” in a press statement, des


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IHERC forms committee to investigate complaints of electoral fraud in Kurdistan

The Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission in the Kurdistan Region (IHERC) said it had formed a committee to investigate complaints filed during the parliamentary election on Sunday (Sep


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New Generation has rejected the process of Kurdistan parliamentary election

The New Generation Movement announced on Monday (October 1) it has rejected the process of the Kurdistan parliamentary election, which was held on Sunday.


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NRT Digital Media releases results of Kurdistan parliamentary election

Up to 49 percent of the Kurdistan parliamentary election’s votes, in which the two main parties have taken first and second place, according to monitors and observers.


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Celebratory gunfire wounds four in Kalar after Kurdistan parliamentary election

Four people were wounded on Sunday (September 30) because of celebratory of gunfire by people reacting to the results of the Kurdistan parliamentary election.


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Fraud attempts reported during Kurdistan parliamentary election

Tensions erupted on Sunday (September 30) at a number of polling stations resulting in suspension of voting process for the Kurdistan parliamentary election.


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PUK affiliated media removes report claimed party opposes election results

Minutes after releasing a report that claimed Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) rejects results for Kurdish parliamentary election, the party-affiliated media outlets removed it.


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Polls closed in Kurdistan Region's parliamentary election, counting has begun

The polls have closed in the Kurdistan Region’s parliamentary election, according to NRT Digital media reporters.


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Higher voter turnout after 2 pm for Kurdistan parliamentary election

More people have been seen turning out to the polling stations across the Kurdistan Region around 2 pm to vote during parliamentary election.


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'Use the opportunity' and vote, urges UN Special Representative Kubis

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq Jan Kubis said on Sunday (September 30) that the people of the Kurdistan Region should “use the opportunity” to vote and that he was pleased


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New Generation President hopes for ‘real changes’ in Kurdistan election

New Generation President Shaswar Abdulwahid has said that he hopes Sunday's (September 30) parliamentary election would create “real changes” in the Kurdistan Region.


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Kurdistan parliamentary election continues across the Region

Voting in the Kurdistan parliamentary election has begun across the Region on Sunday (September 30).


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General voting for Kurdistan parliamentary election to begin in less than 24 hours

General voting for the Kurdistan parliamentary election is set to begin in less than 24 hours with over three million Kurdish voters across the Region eligible to take part.


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PUK, KDP votes down by around 22% compared to previous election

Unofficial results from early voting in the Kurdistan Region's parliamentary election on Friday (September 28) showed that the number of people who voted for the PUK or the KDP was down compared to th


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Media advocacy accuses security forces of violence against journalists

A media advocacy center accused security forces on Friday (September 28) of using violence against journalists during early voting in the Kurdistan Region’s parliamentary election.


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IHERC to cancel votes at polling stations where group voting occurs

The Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) said that it would cancel the results of early voting at polling stations where groups of people forcibly attempt to


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Early voting for Kurdistan parliamentary election continues (Photos)

Early voting for the parliamentary election continues in the Kurdistan Region.


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Over 80% of those eligible for early voting in Kurdistan Region election cast ballots as of 3 pm

Early voting for the Kurdistan parliamentary Election has begun across the Region.


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Commission completes preparations for Kurdistan parliamentary election: official

The Kurdish elections and referendum commission said on Thursday (September 27) it had completed all its preparations for the Kurdistan parliamentary election, which will take place on Sunday.


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Kurdish commission announces new method to prevent electoral fraud

The Kurdistan Region’s election commission on Tuesday (September 25) announced a new method to prevent electoral fraud during the parliamentary election on Sunday.


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Sulaimani governor calls on people to participate in Kurdistan election

Governor of Sulaimani Haval Abubakir called on the Kurdistan Region’s people to participate in the upcoming election for the Region’s parliament.


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Start of academic year delayed in Kurdistan Region because of election

The Ministry of Education in the Kurdistan Region postponed the start of the school year on Thursday (September 20) because of the elections scheduled this month.


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In case they break the rules, parties establish fund with election commission

The Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) said on Monday (September 17) that it has been given money up front by several Kurdish political parties in case the


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New Generation announces 50-point plan for next four years in Kurdistan

The New Generation Movement has announced a 50-point plan for the next four years that will make strides toward solving the problems faced by the Kurdistan Region.


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Election commission fines eight entities so far for violating rules

The Kurdistan Region’s elections commission said it had fined eight political entities and a number of candidates for violating election rules.


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PUK and Coalition for Democracy and Justice meet in Sulaimani

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ) met in Sulaimani on Friday (September 14) to discuss reconciliation efforts.


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Five founding CDJ members write open letter to party leader

Five founding members of the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ) wrote on Thursday (September 13) an open letter to the party leader, Barham Salih, strongly criticizing him for “diluting justice


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PUK welcomes 'initiative' by CDJ to reconcile

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said on Thursday (September 13) that it is willing to consider reconciliation with the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ).


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Kurdish elections commission fines several entities for violating instructions

The elections and referendum commission penalized several Kurdish entities for violating the commission’s laws in the first day of campaigning in the region began on Tuesday (September 11).


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New Generation President: Kurdistan election final opportunity for change

New Generation President Shaswar Abdulwahid said on Tuesday (September 11) that the September parliamentary election will be the final opportunity for change in the Kurdistan Region.


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McGurk hopes Kurdistan election will be held successfully: statement

US special presidential envoy Brett McGurk said that he hoped the election process in the Kurdistan Region would be carried out successfully during a meeting with Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barz


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EU representatives reiterate support for Kurdistan elections

The EU representatives on Tuesday (September 11) reiterated EU support for the political process and the elections in the Kurdistan Region, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said in a statement.


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Election campaign kicks off for Kurdistan parliamentary election

The election campaign for control of the Kurdistan Region's parliament kicked off early on Tuesday (September 11) amid objections to the timing of the election by some Kurdish political parties.


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