Tags: Iraq | iraq | kurds | elections | september

Iraq Kurds to Hold Local Elections in September

Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 09:11 AM

 

IRBIL, Iraq — Iraqi Kurds will elect a new parliament and president for their oil-rich, self-ruled region on Sept. 21.

A government statement issued on Thursday says Masoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdish region, approved the date and called for transparent elections.

The vote for a new 111-seat National Assembly will be the third election in the three-province region since 2005.

Following the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the Kurdish area was recognized as an autonomous region that is in many ways politically independent from Baghdad.

Since then, the two main Kurdish parties — the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Democratic Party of Kurdistan — have joined forces to rule the region.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Arabic News Channel Backed by Saudi Prince Goes on Air

Sunday, 01 Feb 2015 08:55 AM

The fight for Arabic news viewers is heating up.A new pan-Arab channel known as Alarab took to the airwaves Sunday from  . . .

Japan Outraged as Video Purportedly Shows Hostage Beheaded

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 23:05 PM

Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group . . .

Bahrain Strips 72 of Citizenship After Unrest

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 17:43 PM

Sunni-ruled Bahrain said Saturday it had revoked the citizenship of 72 people convicted of harming the interests of the . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved