Voting has begun in Iraq's first parliamentary election since declaring victory over Daesh, with the country hoping to shore up a fragile peace and rebuild.
Iraq’s first election since Daesh’s defeat will test the country’s divided political scene. Here’s everything you need to know about the alliances, candidates and the political environment in post-war Iraq.
Around 940,000 soldiers and police officers, who serve Iraq, took part in early voting, which was opened early to them so that they can provide security on election day on Saturday.
Iraq’s elections will serve as an indication of how the state will restore its sovereignty after fifteen years of direct and indirect foreign influence.
The May 12 election will be the first to be held since Iraq defeated Daesh. Daesh militants have threatened to carry out attacks ahead of the elections.
The upcoming Iraq elections are not only driven by security issues but also by poor economic circumstances and rampant corruption.
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Muntader al Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W Bush during a visit is now running for election to the Iraqi parliament.
The May 12 election, the fourth since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, will be dominated by the same leaders and factions that emerged 15 years ago.
The post-invasion Iraq was supposed to be a land of opportunity but what followed were years of political bickering, violence and corruption. Iraqis are waiting for an unwinding.
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