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Judges to run Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission

The Iraqi parliament voted on a new electoral commission that will consist of independent judges.
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BAGHDAD — Amid preparations for early elections in Iraq, the parliamentary blocs are trying to meet the demands of the popular protests that began over two months ago. Protesters have demanded a new political system, but Iraqi politicians have not been able to find adequate solutions.

Parliament approved a new law related to the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) Dec. 5, yet popular and official criticism of the law continues. The law states that “IHEC members shall be seven experienced judges who will be chosen by a draw to ensure transparency.”

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