Iraqis to Hold Next General Elections in June 2021


Iraq will maintain its subsequent normal elections on June 6 of 2021, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi introduced on Friday.

“I announce June 6 of 2021 as a date for the early parliament elections, and we will do our best to make this election a success,” Kadhimi mentioned in a televised speech.

Holding elections was amongst Kadhimi’s pledges as he was appointed to his publish earlier this 12 months. The polls are additionally a key demand for anti-government protests that erupted final 12 months.

Protests started on Oct. 1 and continued for a number of months, with lots of of 1000’s of Iraqis demanding jobs, companies and the elimination of the ruling elite, which they mentioned was corrupt.

The protests led to the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, who was changed in May by Kadhimi, a former intelligence chief.

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