UNSC Praises “Technically Sound” Election; Sadr And Rivals Name Potential PM Candidates; IHEC Begins Recount Of Ballots From 2,000 Stations – On October 22, the UN Security Council congratulated Iraq on conducting a “technically sound election” and condemned threats of violence against IHEC and UNAMI staff. On October… Read more
Updated Election Results Show Few Changes; Militias Indirectly Threaten Violence To Stop Alleged Fraud – On October 15, President Salih and the chief of the Supreme Judicial Council issued a joint statement calling for calm amid escalating tensions following the release of election results, which were met with… Read more
Early Results Show Sadrists Winning 70+ Seats; KDP, Halbousi, Imtidad Gain Seats; Fatah, Militias Reject Results As IHEC Fumbles Data – On October 10, millions of Iraqi voters participated in the country’s early election. IHEC data showed that 8,377,382 Iraqis voted out of 22,118,368 registered voters, reflecting low… Read more
Final Preparations Underway For Sunday Election; PMF Excluded From Special Voting; PM Launches Reconstruction Fund For Dhi-Qar – On October 1, Iraqis gathered at Tahrir Square to mark the second anniversary of the anti-government protests that began on October 1, 2019 and demand justice for the hundreds of… Read more
On Sunday, Iraqis will head to the polls to elect a new parliament.
Based on our new report, the pro-reform movement (known as “Tishreen”) enjoys the support of 70% of eligible voters polled. Among decided voters, Tishreen candidates hold a commanding lead with 7 out of 10 saying they… Read more
Two years ago today, tens of thousands of Iraqis began turning out at Baghdad’s Tahrir (“Liberation”) Square to peacefully demand their rights. They were sick and tired of being sick and tired of their government’s failure to fight corruption, deliver basic services, or create enough jobs for the 500,000 or… Read more
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