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Iraqi leaders sign electoral code of conduct

The agreement among Iraqi parties comes in light of ongoing efforts by Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s government to reunite political blocs ahead of the October elections.
Iraqis go about their day beneath electoral billboards and placards of candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections, in the district of Adhamiyah in the capital Baghdad, on Sept. 17, 2021.

The leaders of Iraqi political parties and blocs participating in the upcoming elections signed on Sept. 15 an electoral conduct document under the auspices of President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. The code consists of principles and rules aimed at controlling the behavior of political parties during the election period.

Early parliamentary elections are scheduled to be held in Iraq on Oct. 10, with the participation of 110 political parties formed into 22 electoral alliances, and a total of 5,323 candidates. The government has been striving to secure the necessary political, economic and security atmosphere to ensure elections with the greatest possible integrity. It also provided the Independent Electoral Commission with the necessary funds.

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