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Independent High Electoral Commission - Iraq

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[Independent High Electoral Commission]
image by Zoltan Horvath, 21 June 2014


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Overview

"The Independent High Electoral Commission (Arabic: المفوضية العليا المستقلة للانتخابات‎; IHEC) is Iraq's electoral commission. The electoral commission is headed by a nine member board. Seven of those members are voting and must be Iraqi citizens. The other two members are the Chief Electoral Officer and an outside expert appointed by the United Nations. It is a professional, governmental, independent and neutral body supervised by the Council of Representatives. It is exclusively responsible for organizing, implementing and supervising all kinds of elections and referenda.
It was set up in May 2004 by the CPA (Coalition Provisional Authority) as IECI (Independent Election Commission of Iraq) by CPA Order 92 as the exclusive electoral authority in Iraq to begin work towards holding an election in the country. In 2007 the IECI was renamed the IHEC (Independent High Electoral Commission) in accordance with Law 11 (2007) of the COA (Council of Representatives of Iraq).
The commission receives lists of candidates to ban from the Council of Representatives Accountability and Justice Commission. It also set up the voting places in fourteen nations outside of Iraq. The Commission is also tasked with dealing with complaints about the election."
Sources: http://www.ihec.iq/en/index.php/aboutihec.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_High_Electoral_Commission
For additional information go to: IHEC (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 21 June 2014


The Flag

The flag was seen yesterday in this BBC news report (from 1:54 onwards). It is a white horizontal flag, with the logo of the organization inverted (that is, the logo is blue background with people outlined in white, while tha flag has these colors inverted), as seen here (The footage was from the Parliamentary elections held on April 30, 2014):
Sources: http://www.ihec.iq/
Images of flag:
http://media.winnipegfreepress.com/images/BKM101-519_2014_150733_high.jpg
Source: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/world/iraqi-premier-nouri-al-malikis-coalition-emerges-as-biggest-winner-in-parliamentary-elections-259789581.html
http://p4.img.cctvpic.com/photoworkspace/contentimg/2014/04/30/2014043017445672361.jpg
Source: http://english.cntv.cn/2014/04/30/VIDE1398849720336997.shtml
http://static01.nyt.com/images/2014/05/20/world/20IRAQ/20IRAQ-articleLarge-v3.jpg
Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/20/world/middleeast/party-of-iraqi-prime-minister-gains-seats-in-parliament.html?_r=0
http://62.201.200.54/photo/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/DSC_7304.jpg
Source: http://62.201.200.54/photo/ )
Sometimes the flag displays the Arabic inscription below the logo, sometimes it does not.
Images: Screenshot of the flag and screenshot of the logo.
Esteban Rivera, 21 June 2014