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IHEC revokes contract with company over misinformation- statement

  2021-04-18  | 
 Zhyan News Network
File Photo -An Iraqi Federal policeman prepares to cast his ballot at a polling center in Baghdad, Iraq, May 10, 2018. Voters will cast their ballots Saturday, May 12. Photo by AP/ File
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI - Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) said on Saturday (April 17) said that it had revoked a contract previously made with a company for electoral services after it found out the company had misinformed it of its real identity. 

The IHEC said in a statement that it had rescinded a contract made with Price water hous Cooers (PwC) company to examine the electoral software, equipment and the medium of the transport of the date for pre-election preparations after it discovered it had been registered as an independent Iraqi company in the UK, not as a British one.

The Iraqi early parliamentary election is scheduled for October 10 after it was delayed several times in recent months.

“The commission is keen to implement the electoral process within its timetable by completing its most important conditions of examining hardware, software and the transport medium, based on a basic principle adopted by the Board of Commissioners, which is to provide all the conditions and means for the success of the elections and to ensure their integrity,” the IHEC said in a statement.

On Thursday, the electoral commission decided to extend the period for candidates and coalitions to register in the election until May 1. 

(Zhyan English)