26 KASIM 2012
The Independent Electoral High Commission (IEHC)reported that over 15 groups have applied to participate in the local elections.
Head of IEHC Serbest Mustafa made a statement to the press saying that over 150 political groups had applied to participate in the local elections. Mustafa said that the applications of the political groups would be approved by the established commission.
On the other hand IEHC Administration Director Mikdat El Şerif made a statement saying that Iraqis abroad would not be able to participate in the local elections scheduled to be held on the 20th of April 2013.