Early elections to be held next JuneIraq will hold early general elections next June, the country's prime minister announced Friday, fulfilling a promise made when he took office to meet a key demand of anti-government protesters. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said the June 6 vote will come a year earlier than scheduled. The protesters had demanded early elections and a reformed electoral law when they took to the streets in anti-government demonstrations that erupted last October.