Monday, November 08, 2004

Iraqi Elections

I'll write my opinion about Falluja in my next post. But first, I wanted to talk a bit about the upcoming Iraqi elections.

On Nov. 6, 2004, the Independent High Commission for Elections in Iraq accepted five Iraqi parties as legimate parties. The accepted parties can run candidates in the upcoming elections. These parties are:
  • Islamic party: The Islamic Da'awa Party led by vice president Dr. Ibrahim Al-Ja'fari.

  • Nationalist party: The Assembly For Republic Party led by Raad Mawlood Muklis.

  • Libral party: The Centrist Assembly Party led by Mahmood Mohammed Jawad.

  • Islamic party: The Islamic Virtue Party led by Nadim Isa Al-Jabiri.

  • Islamic party: Islamic Work Organization led by Ibrahim Al-Mutairi. The spiritual leader for the party is the religious merji' Aya Allah Al-Said Mohammed Taqi Al-Muderesi.

On Nov. 7, 2004, the Commission considered the applications of six more parties. Nothing has been announced yet about their decision. I'll try to keep you updated.

The Iraqis living abroad will be allowed to vote after showing proper documentations. That's good news for the 3-4 million Iraqis who are scattered around the world.

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المفوضية العليا المستقلة للأنتخابات في العراق
الموافقة على مشاركة 5 احزاب ودراسة 6 اخرى
Overseas Iraqis to Vote in Poll

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