On Sunday, Kurdish politician Hoshyar Zebari’s bid for presidency was temporarily suspended by Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court.
Complaints were received, according to the court, from four lawmakers about Zebari’s candidacy, who is a candidate of the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
It said his candidacy was temporarily halted until the court considers the case.
However, a date was not given by the court for making a ruling in the case.
Corruption charges were cited against the Kurdish politician by his opponents in a bid to oppose his candidacy.
Zebari also worked as Iraq’s foreign minister between 2005 and 2014, followed by brief stints as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
The court decision came on the eve of a parliamentary session on Monday to elect a new president from among 25 candidates.
Barham Salih, Iraq’s current president, who is affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, and Zebari are seen as the two frontrunners for the post.