Preparations for Kurdistan Region Parliamentary Elections halted

Iraq's Independent Supreme Election Commission announced that preparations for the Kurdistan Region Parliamentary Elections have been temporarily halted.

Jumane Helay, the spokesperson of the Iraqi Independent Supreme Election Commission, stated that the Commission temporarily halted the preparations for the Kurdistan Region Parliamentary Elections after the decision taken by the Iraqi Federal Court.

Jumane Helay announced that the preparations for the elections have been suspended until the complaints about the elections are finalised.

Masrour Barzani, the prime minister of the interim government of the Kurdistan Region, filed a complaint to the Iraqi Federal Court on 6 May and asked for the suspension of the preparations for the parliamentary elections for the 6th term in Kurdistan Region.

Yesterday, the Federal Court decided to suspend the implementation of Article 2, paragraph 2 of the registration and approval system of candidate lists upon the objection of Masrour Barzani of the KDP.