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Iraq's October 2021 Election [Updated October 18, 2021]   [open pdf - 733KB]

From the Document: "On October 10, 2021, Iraqis voted in an early [hyperlink] election to determine the makeup of the unicameral Council of Representatives (COR), Iraq's national legislature. The COR elects Iraq's president and approves the prime minister's program and cabinet nominees. The election results will inform negotiations among political groups to identify the largest bloc [hyperlink] in the COR, which nominates a prime minister and shapes the selection of cabinet nominees. The largest bloc may or may not include the coalition or party that wins the most COR seats. Past government formation negotiations have taken months to resolve. Iran-aligned parties won fewer seats, which may make it less likely that Iraq's next government will request a fuller or earlier U.S. military withdrawal."

Report Number:
CRS Insight, IN11769
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Date:
2021-10-18
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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