After years of stagnant politics, unpaid salaries and corruption, Kurds have lost faith in politics. This shrunk the turnout of registered Kurdish voters for the upcoming parliamentary elections. However, observers say that this election could disrupt the delicate balance of power between the main Kurdish parties.
Iraqi President Fuad Masum referred to the Federal Supreme Court the decision of the outgoing parliament to cancel some of the results of the parliamentary elections, a move the President considered "unconstitutional".
Among the main violations that occurred was that some polling stations were not opened in time for the elections. While on the other hand, there were incidents where some parties were promoted in the polling stations. As a result, many parties in Iraq have rejected the results.