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MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 26/03/2014
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(MENAFN - #Qatar News Agency) The board of Iraq's election commission has resigned in protest at what it says is political and judicial interference ahead of April legislative elections The joint decision was made to preserve the independence and impartiality of the commission, a statement said.



It had faced huge pressure as a result of a dispute over the interpretation of the electoral law, it added, according to the BB




A clause approved last year allows for the exclusion of candidates considered not "of good reputation



Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, who is seeking a third term, has been accused of using the law to prevent his political enemies from standing

 
 


Qatar News Agency




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