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After election victory, Sadr tweets to Iraqis ‘we will not let you down’

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr said in a tweet on Saturday that he would not let Iraqis down after his parliamentary election victory. “Your vote is an honor for us and a responsibility we will shoulder,” Sadr said in a Twitter post. He added: “We will not let you down, and the blame is placed on those who failed Iraq.” The tweet comes following the confirmation of the official results of the Iraqi parliamentary election last night, with a sweeping win of the Sairoon ...

Iraqi parliament fails to agree on new election date

Friday, 19 January 2018

The Iraqi parliament has failed to set a new date for elections and has also postponed its session until Saturday. The session was attended by 200 out of 269 Members of Parliament (MP). As many as 149 MPs agreed to hold a secret vote to specify the election date. However, members belonging to the Iraqi Alliance rejected the result and demanded to recast the vote and to count the votes again. ALSO READ: The significance of new explosions in Baghdad Other MPs said Parliament Speaker Salim ...

Rowhani calls for political unity before votes

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Rowhani spoke to crowds in Azadi Square in Tehran marking the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution

Greek parliament passes second crucial bailout bill

Thursday, 23 July 2015

The bill was backed by more than 200 MPs, a clear majority, as voting continued in the 300-seat parliament.

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The world's biggest election in India

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Indians began casting their votes in the world's biggest election on Monday, as Hindu nationalist opposition candidate Narendra Modi was seen holding a strong lead on promises of economic revival and jobs but is likely to fall short of a majority.

Count gets underway in Iraqi Kurd election

Sunday, 22 September 2013

The count got under way Sunday in Iraqi Kurdistan's first election in four years with opposition groups hoping to end the decades-old dominance of the two main former rebel parties. The vote itself went off largely without incident on Saturday, with turnout pegged at 73.9 percent. But sporadic violence hit the main opposition grouping in the run-up to the elections, and one man was reported killed in a shooting after polls closed. The United Nations praised the "smooth conduct" of ...

Iraq’s Kurds vote amid rows, regional tensions

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Iraq’s Kurds voted Saturday in their first election in four years as their autonomous region grapples with disputes with Baghdad while fellow Kurds fight bloody battles in neighboring Syria. The election for the region’s parliament comes as the turmoil roiling the Middle East has raised renewed questions about the political future of the Kurdish nation as a whole. The Kurds are spread across a number of neighboring states, where they have long faced hostile governments but have ...

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