Iraq Postpones Local Polls Slated on 22 Dec. Political Chaos Likely Reason

Published October 18th, 2018 - 09:04 GMT
Iraqis security forces, expats start voting in parliamentary elections. (AFP/ File Photo)
Iraqis security forces, expats start voting in parliamentary elections. (AFP/ File Photo)

Iraq’s upcoming municipal polls -- initially slated for Dec. 22 -- have been postponed to sometime next year, Iraq’s official electoral commission announced Wednesday.

In a statement, the commission attributed the move to the ongoing failure of the country’s leading political parties to form a new government in the wake of hotly-contested May 12 parliamentary polls.

It also said that at least six months was needed to prepare for the upcoming municipal election.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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