With the Kurdistan elections set to be held on the 30th of September, controversy regarding participation has risen among both the population and the parties. Some political parties have decided to boycott the elections after their concerns surrounding the election lists were not addressed.
Weeks after the Iraqi Parliament passed an amendment to the Iraqi Voter law demanding a full recount and cancellation of the IDP and expat votes, the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court has announced that it supports a manual recount of all votes but rejects the cancellation of IDP and expat votes.
The Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) have rejected the Iraqi Parliament's request for a manual recount of 10% of the votes and the rejecting of IDP and expat votes. IHEC officials stated that only the Iraqi Supreme Federal Court has the power to cancel results.
A group of Iraqi war correspondents and journalists who covered the battles against ISIS formed their own association, the National Military Information Association, to defend their rights, which they said were being neglected.
On Monday, May 28th the Iraqi Council of Representatives held a session to discuss the May election results. The non-binding resolution that resulted, called for the rejection of Iraqi expat voters and IDPs and a manual recount in Kirkuk.
Six Kurdish Parties including Gorran, the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), and Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ), reject the results for the Iraqi Parliamentary elections over accusations of 'fraud'.