Iraq elections - updates

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Iraq parliament orders full election recount

Jun 07, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Confusion has gripped Iraq since the vote won by Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr's electoral alliance with communists, even with negotiations to form a new government underway

IRAQ POLLS. Iraqi Shiite cleric and leader Moqtada al-Sadr (C-R) puts his ballot through an electronic counting machine into a ballot box at poll station in the central holy city of Najaf on May 12, 2018 as the country votes in the first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State (IS) group. File photo by Haidar Hamdani/AFP

Cleric Sadr wins Iraq poll but forming government far off

May 19, 2018 - 7:09 PM

Moqtada Sadr faces a deeply fragmented political landscape and opposition from key player Iran

IRAQ POLLS. Iraqi Shiite cleric and leader Moqtada al-Sadr (C-R) puts his ballot through an electronic counting machine into a ballot box at poll station in the central holy city of Najaf on May 12, 2018 as the country votes in the first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State (IS) group. Photo by Haidar Hamdani/AFP

Fiery cleric ahead in Iraq election surprise

May 15, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The outcome throws open the race to become the next premier, following a parliamentary vote on Saturday, May 12, hit by record abstentions and widespread disillusionment

ELECTIONS. Members of the Iraqi security forces stand guard as people queue in front of a polling station in the Wadi Hajar district of Mosul on May 12, 2018, still partially in ruins from the devastating months-long fight to oust the Islamic State (IS) group. File photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

Iraq elections thrown open as outsiders appear strong

May 14, 2018 - 9:50 AM

The complex electoral arithmetic of the Iraqi system means that the final makeup of the parliament is still far from decided

IRAQ ELECTIONS. Iraqi men celebrate during the general election in Baghdad on May 14, 2018. Photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

Iraq security forces vote in first poll since IS war

May 10, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Iraqis are hoping that the vote can lock in a fragile peace, 15 blood-soaked years after the US-led ouster of dictator Saddam Hussein

VOTING. A member of the Iraqi security forces shows his ink-stained index finger after voting at a polling station in the holy city of Karbala ahead of parliamentary elections, on May 10, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Sawaf/AFP

Iraq violence kills over 30 people in 24 hours

May 04, 2014 - 8:30 PM

The bloodshed comes just days after a parliamentary election

SECURITY. Iraqi policemen stand guard during the Iraqi legislative election at a polling station in Baghdad, Iraq, 30 April 2014. Photo by Ali Abbas/EPA

Obama hails Iraq's embrace of 'right to vote'

May 01, 2014 - 11:30 PM

US President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to stand with Iraqi people as partners in their pursuit of a peaceful unified and prosperous future

RIGHT TO VOTE. President Barack Obama says the Iraq elections would serve to 'unite the country.' File photo by AFP

Iraq PM bullish on new government but long road ahead

May 01, 2014 - 9:36 PM

UPDATED Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al Malik says he had the votes to put together a ruling coalition

PM 'certain' of victory as Iraqis vote despite attacks

Apr 30, 2014 - 3:36 PM

14 killed dozens wounded in fresh attacks

Mortars, sound grenades target Iraq voters, no victims

Apr 30, 2014 - 2:45 PM

UPDATED The mortars did not cause any casualties according to a senior municipal official

PM 'certain' of victory as Iraqis stream to polls despite unrest

Apr 30, 2014 - 12:54 PM

UPDATED The two days preceding the election saw about 90 people killed in a spate of shootings and bombings

THIRD TERM? In this photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki speaks at the opening of counter-terrorism conference in Baghdad, Iraq last March 12, 2014. File photo by Karim Kadim/Pool/EPA

Polls open in Iraq parliamentary election

Apr 30, 2014 - 12:36 PM

More than 9 000 candidates are competing for 328 seats in parliament

Attacks raise tensions on eve of Iraq polls

Apr 29, 2014 - 11:57 PM

Attacks are fueling fears voters may stay at home rather than risk being caught up in bloodshed

Iraqis vote with violence high and tensions rising

Apr 27, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Unlike in previous general elections however no major cross sectarian party is seen as capable of winning seats across the country

Iraq attacks kill 11 as elections loom

Apr 27, 2014 - 12:35 AM

As elections near Iraq experiences more violence A police officer says that at least two of the assassinations appear to be revenge attacks

Baghdad cafe bomb kills 27

Apr 19, 2013 - 3:49 PM

Violence spikes as Iraq readies for its first elections since US troops withdrew

The stone pillar that was holding the statue of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein which was pulled down on April 9, 2003 after US troops moved into Baghdad, is seen on Fardous (paradise) Square on February 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO/PATRICK BAZ