Iraqis walk past an election poster fronted by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (R) on March 25, 2014, in Baghdad, ahead of the parliamentary elections in April 2014. PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE
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Election officials pushed Wednesday for reform of Iraq's election law after polling chiefs suddenly handed in their resignations complaining of parliamentary and judicial interference, throwing next month's vote into disarray.Hours after the Independent High Electoral Commission's nine-member board collectively handed in their resignations on Tuesday, IHEC's chairman said amending a disputed article in Iraq's election law could provide a way out.The diplomat said because the resignations were unlikely to be accepted by parliament, elections were likely to still go ahead next month.- Maliki urges fast amendment -- Maliki called for IHEC to withdraw the resignations, and urged parliament to pass an amendment to the law "as fast as possible".
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