Sunday, December 06, 2009

Iraqi Parliament passes election law

"Iraq's parliament has unanimously approved a new electoral law, paving the way for elections early next year.

Parliamentarians were called to vote in a special late-night session to try to end a political crisis, and they voted minutes before the midnight deadline.

The deputy speaker of parliament said an election should take place on 27 February, but it was unclear if this would be possible.

The new law is said to have been brokered by the UN and the US embassy."

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