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Iraqi Kurdistan parliament delays presidential elections by eight months

The decision came after the electoral commission said that political parties had failed to present candidates for both elections amid turmoil in the region.

world Updated: Oct 24, 2017 17:05 IST
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Iraqi Kurds wave flags of Iraqi Kurdistan and shout slogans during a demonstration outside the UN Office in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous region, on October 21, 2017, protesting against the escalating crisis with Baghdad. (AFP Photo)

Elections for the presidency and parliament of Iraq’s Kurdistan region set for November 1 have been delayed by eight months, the regional parliament announced on Tuesday.

The decision came after the electoral commission said on Monday that political parties had failed to present candidates for both elections amid turmoil in the region following the independence referendum it held on September 25.

First Published: Oct 24, 2017 17:05 IST