PUK Supports Holding Elections on Time

P.U.K 03:32 PM - 2024-04-01

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The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will be taking part in the 6th term of the Kurdistan Parliamentary Elections, which are set to take place on June 10, 2024. The PUK has already provided the Iraqi Independent High Election Commission (IHEC) with the names of its candidates. The chairman of PUK's Elections Bureau expressed the PUK's support for conducting parliamentary elections on the scheduled date determined by the President of the Kurdistan Region.

"The PUK supports the Kurdistan parliamentary elections on the scheduled date of June 10, 2024, as decreed by the President of the Kurdistan Region," Rizgar Haji Hama, the head of the PUK's Elections Bureau, told PUKMEDIA.

"The PUK has completed all necessary arrangements and is opposed to delaying the elections. We encourage all other political parties to take part in the elections," stated Haji Hama.

IHEC Spokesperson: Registration deadline has ended

The deadline for registering candidates passed without any further extension. Only 10 parties, 2 coalitions, and 54 independent candidates including the PUK's candidates, have registered their names at the IHEC according to the IHEC Spokesperson Jumana al-Ghalai

Ghalai told PUKMEDIA: "The registration deadline for candidates stopped at midnight yesterday, resulting in the registration of two coalitions, 10 parties, and 54 independent candidates."

"The party lists are set to be numbered on April 6, 2024, starting with No. 101. Meanwhile, the IHEC diligently carries out its tasks and strictly follows the timeline of the electoral process, ensuring impartiality from political parties and coalitions. The IHEC will conduct the elections for the sixth session of the Kurdistan Parliament in accordance with the laws and decisions," she added.

The PUK has provided the IHEC with its list of candidate's names 

Haji Hama previously stated that the PUK, one of the 10 parties participating in the elections, presented its candidates' names to the IHEC in all four constituencies.

"We have formally presented the list of candidates for the four electoral constituencies (Sulaymaniyah, Erbil, Duhok, Halabja) to the IHEC, signifying our readiness for the Kurdistan parliamentary elections," he added.

A total of 20 political parties, 2 coalitions, and 62 independent candidates were registered to take part in the forthcoming parliamentary elections throughout all four constituencies of Kurdistan. However, the current count of registered names of candidates indicate that only two coalitions, 10 parties, together with 54 independent candidates are taking part in the elections.

The Kurdistan Region has a total of 3,789,360 voters, out of whom over 2,900,000 have successfully registered in the biometric registration and are expected to take part in the elections in all four constituencies of Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Duhok, and Halabja.


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