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Iraqi parliament votes on final version of electoral law

Iraq's Council of Representatives voted on the electoral law, which, if passed, will put forward the program for early elections scheduled for next June.

BAGHDAD, Iraq — The Iraqi parliament managed to overcome the hurdle of constituencies impeding the legislative elections law, passing the final version Oct. 29 amid major objections from some traditional political parties.

The electoral law should be sent to the president to become officially enforced. This would pave the way for holding early elections scheduled for next June. However, early elections still need forming the federal court and reforming the electoral commission.

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