Kurdistan president sets October 1 as date for parliamentary elections

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Thursday set October 1 as the date for parliamentary elections in the Region.

Barzani signed a “decree” on Thursday, setting the October 1, 2022 as the date of the Kurdistan Region’s 6th parliamentary elections, the Region’s presidency said in a statement.

“The decree reads that in accordance with the 2005 Law Nr. 1 of the Amended Law of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region Presidency, October 1, 2022 is set as the date for the Kurdistan Region’s 6th Parliamentary Elections,” it said.

“The decree also says that the relevant authorities including the parliament, the government and the Independent High Electoral Commission of the Kurdistan Region, should start the necessary preparations to hold the election process.”

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