Iraq electoral body’s mandate extended by 3 months

Iraq's parliament on Thursday voted to extend by three months the terms of nine members of the electoral commission, including its chief and a colleague detained last week on suspicion of corruption. "The majority of the 197 MPs present voted to extend the mandate of the nine leaders of the IHEC in order to able […]

AFP reports:

Iraq's parliament on Thursday voted to extend by three months the terms of nine members of the electoral commission, including its chief and a colleague detained last week on suspicion of corruption.

"The majority of the 197 MPs present voted to extend the mandate of the nine leaders of the IHEC in order to able to choose their replacements," Shiite MP Aziz al-Okaili told AFP, referring to the Independent High Electoral Commission.