Rudaw – US expects no more delays to Kurdistan election

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The US State Department has said it welcomes the announcement of parliamentary elections in Kurdistan on October 20, and said that it expects Kurdish authorities to ensure the elections are “free, transparent and occur without further delay”. The upcoming parliamentary elections were first scheduled to be held in 2022, but have been delayed by two years due to disputes between Kurdish political parties and legal challenges from the Iraqi Federal Court over Kurdish electoral law.