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Elections

Mosul election raises concerns about militias

Mosul election raises concerns about militias

The election of a new governor for Ninawa province has met with objections, with some accusing him of having ties to Iran-backed militias.

Ninawa prepares for elections amid discontent

Ninawa prepares for elections amid discontent

The elections will take place amid rising popular anger against the local government over rampant corruption and the growing influence of Iran-backed militias.

Iraqi PM designate gets challenge of forming government

Iraqi PM designate gets challenge of forming government

Prime Minister designate Adel Abdel Mahdi has been handed the difficult task of forming a government within 30 days.

Syrian activists describe local elections as a farce

Syrian activists describe local elections as a farce

Holding elections is an attempt to circumvent a peaceful political solution by planting regime allies in key administrative posts, they say.

In photos: Anbar residents vote, hope for change

In photos: Anbar residents vote, hope for change

Voter turnout was 38% across Anbar, according to local election officials.

Anbar prepares for first parliamentary elections after ISIS

Anbar prepares for first parliamentary elections after ISIS

Preparations are in place for the parliamentary elections, with a wide range of candidates and voters relieved to have the right to choose.

Iraqi elections 'special vote' begins for military personnel, expats

Iraqi elections 'special vote' begins for military personnel, expats

Voting began today for Iraq's military personnel and expatriates ahead of public voting on May 12th in the first parliamentary elections since defeating ISIS.

Iraq prepares for 'free, fair' election process

Iraq prepares for 'free, fair' election process

The Independent High Electoral Commission has been monitoring the election process and will ensure voting goes smoothly on election day.

Women strong contenders in Iraqi elections

Women strong contenders in Iraqi elections

A total of 2,592 women are running for public office across the country, approximately 35% of the total number of candidates.

Political newcomers shake up Iraqi elections

Political newcomers shake up Iraqi elections

Journalists, athletes and other public figures are among the candidates running in Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections.

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