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TRAC Insight: The Main Contenders in the 10 October 2021 Iraqi Elections – 9 October 2021

Machiko Olivera
2 weeks ago

TRAC Top Line Parliamentary elections in Iraq are due to take place on 10 October 2021, brought forward a year after mass protests in October 2019, dubbed the Tishreen Movement (Tishreen is Arabic for October). Over 3,200 candidates are running for 329 seats in the Council of Representatives. The Council of Representatives, the unicameral legislature of Iraq, elects the country's President. The Presidency is a mostly ceremonial post, but the President in turn names the Prime Minister, who holds most of the executive power. In the 2021 election, some 30% of the candidates will be women, and a new quota…

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