Wednesday 21 April 2021
News ID: 86684
Publish Date: 19 January 2021 - 21:55

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s cabinet decided on Tuesday to postpone the general election to Oct. 10 from June, the state news agency INA said. The elections had been brought forward to June 6, roughly a year early, following a proposal by Iraq’s Independent High Election Commission (IHEC), which wanted more time to organize the polls.
Early elections were a key demand of protesters who staged mass demonstrations that started in October 2019, demanding better living conditions among others.


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