Tuesday 25 July
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday that he would “not think” about the elections unless all the Iraqi territories were liberated, denying his intention to form or announce an electoral list.
“I will not think about the elections unless all the Iraqi territories are liberated,” Abadi told a weekly news conference attended by Sumerian News.
“I categorically deny my intention to form or announce an electoral or political list,” Abadi said.
On Wednesday (May 31, 2017), President Fuad Masum and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reiterated their commitment to the constitutional timing of the elections.