Vetting process to be completed by Friday 12 February 2010

The New York Times reported on 7 February 2010 that an emergency session of Parliament called by Prime Minister Maliki to deal with the latest election crisis failed to muster a quorum on Sunday and was postponed. The seven-member Electoral Judicial Panel is reported to have begun reviewing the disqualifications case by case and is expected to complete the process before the election campaign begins Friday.
The Gulf Times reported on 7 February 2010 that:
The panel decided it had made a mistake thinking it needed to consider the entire list of nearly 500 candidates instead of just 177 politicians who appealed, said Falah Shanshal, a senior lawmaker. It will examine the appeals before the vote, he said.