Iraq Delays General Election to Oct. 10

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.