Sunday, January 24, 2010

More than 25 Kurdish candidates banned


Rudaw - More than 25 candidates on Kurdish lists have been banned from participating in the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections by the Justice and Accountability Commission, according to reports in the Kurdish newspapers.

The Justice and Accountability Commission of the Iraqi Parliament last week banned 500 candidates from participating in the upcoming Iraqi elections who are subjected to De-Baathification process for having ties with, or promoting the Baath party.

At least 18 candidates of the Kurdistani List, a coalition of more than a dozen Kurdish parties led by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). Three candidates of the Change list, the main opposition front, have also been banned. Five candidates of the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) and one candidate of the Kurdistan Islamic League have been banned from running in the March 7th elections (Photo: Rudaw).

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