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PM: Iraq to hold early parliamentary elections

June 24, 2020 at 10:12 am

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in Baghdad, Iraq on 6 May 2020 [Iraqi Parliament/Anadolu Agency]

The Iraqi government is currently preparing for “early legislative elections” to complete the country’s sustainable constitutional establishment, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, announced yesterday.

Speaking in a meeting with the United Nations Special Representative for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Al-Kadhimi said that it is “important to have international support and cooperation in the preparation phase.”

“The Iraqi government will work hard to overcome the obstacles that were previously faced during the previous electoral processes,” he stressed.

Al-Kadhimi, who took office on 7 May, has repeatedly said that holding parliamentary elections are his “top priority”.

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