Iraqi parliament postpones session on new elections law

BAGHDAD, The Iraqi parliament on Tuesday postponed a scheduled session to work on reforming the electoral law and the high electoral commission.

The presidency of parliament said in a statement, the parliamentary committees needed more time to work out the fine details of the new legislation.

The session was delayed until further notice, the statement added.

Electoral reform has been a key demand of protesters who have risen up against the government across central and southern Iraq over the past two months.

Parliament decided to amend the elections law and the high electoral commission law, but political differences prevented resolution from proceeding.

Source: Kuwait News Agency