A bitter row between Iraq's political blocs is threatening the future independence of the country's election commission and is casting doubt on whether provincial polls due next year will be held on time.
13 April, 2012 -- Electoral officials’ arrest inflames Iraq tension The arrest of Iraqi electoral commission officials has inflamed political tensions in Baghdad, drawing accusations on Friday that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki aims to destroy the democratic process.
29 November, 2011 -- Egypt election commission says turnout ‘massive’ The head of Egypt's election commission said turnout was "massive and unexpected" for the first elections since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, with millions participating peacefully in a spirit of hopefulness that surprised many after new protests broke out ...
28 January, 2009 -- Iraq troops vote in local polls Iraqi troops and prisoners vote in provincial elections, three days before the rest of the country goes to the polls.
30 January, 2009 -- Tight security before Iraq polls Iraqi and coalition forces are on a high security alert ahead of key provincial elections, after three candidates are killed.