Elections

Analysis: Iraq vote underscores divisions over Iran’s role
Middle East

Analysis: Iraq vote underscores divisions over Iran’s role

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Shiite militias that often serve as a proxy for neighboring Iran have taken a beating in…
Record low turnout suggests vote to throw out Iraq’s elite will leave them in power
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Record low turnout suggests vote to throw out Iraq’s elite will leave them in power

BAGHDAD, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Record low turnout in Iraq’s parliamentary election suggested on Monday that a vote billed as…
Early results show record low turnout in Iraq election
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Early results show record low turnout in Iraq election

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq saw a record low election turnout since the US-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein, the…
Iraqis cast ballots hoping for change few expect to happen
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Iraqis cast ballots hoping for change few expect to happen

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqis cast ballots on Sunday for a new parliament in a vote boycotted by many of the…
Iraqis vote for new parliament hoping for change
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Iraqis vote for new parliament hoping for change

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq closed its airspace Sunday as voters headed to the polls to elect a parliament that, despite…
EXPLAINER: Why do Iraq’s elections matter to the world?
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EXPLAINER: Why do Iraq’s elections matter to the world?

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s elections on Sunday come with enormous challenges: Iraq’s economy has been battered by years of conflict,…
“I am not weak”: Qatari women unsuccessful in first legislative elections
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“I am not weak”: Qatari women unsuccessful in first legislative elections

A, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Voters chose none of the 26 women who stood for election in Qatar’s first legislative…
Divided UN extends its mission in Libya till after elections
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Divided UN extends its mission in Libya till after elections

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday to extend the U.N. political mission in Libya…
Libya’s presidency seeks consensus on election law
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Libya’s presidency seeks consensus on election law

NEW YORK, Sept 25 (Reuters) – The head of Libya’s Presidency Council said on Saturday he would urge candidates in…
Libya: Will elections finally bring healing?
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Libya: Will elections finally bring healing?

Throughout the year, national and international hopes have been pinned to the date of the Libyan national elections on December 24. However,…
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