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Iraqis vote in snap parliamentary elections | Asia Information

2021-10-17 17:15:48

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An Iraqi elections staff member registers voters earlier than casting their ballots at a polling station throughout early parliamentary elections within the southern metropolis of Nasiriyah in Iraq’s Dhi Qar province, on October 10, 2021. (ASAAD NIAZI / Newpaper24)

BAGHDAD – Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis are heading Sunday to polling stations throughout the nation to elect the upcoming parliament amid hopes that it might remedy the nation’s long-standing disaster.

Voters are lining as much as solid their ballots at 8,273 polling facilities, comprised of greater than 55,000 polling stations, in Iraq, which opened their doorways at 7:00 am native time (0400 GMT).

Voters are lining as much as solid their ballots at 8,273 polling facilities, comprised of greater than 55,000 polling stations, in Iraq, which opened their doorways at 7:00 am native time (0400 GMT)

Digital gadgets will mechanically shut the voting course of at 6:00 pm native time (1500 GMT).

In line with the nation’s Impartial Excessive Electoral Fee, the outcomes are anticipated to be introduced in 24 hours afterwards.

Noting that the elections are the primary carried out with out imposing a curfew, because the safety state of affairs within the nation has improved, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi praised the elections as an essential achievement, and known as on Iraqis to take part within the polls to additional change the nation’s state of affairs themselves.

“I desire to be the primary voter to solid my poll, and all of us should work to convey in regards to the change, and this is a chance to realize that,” he informed reporters within the first minutes of the voting at a polling middle in a Baghdad faculty.

Iraqi President Barham Salih solid his vote at a polling middle contained in the Royal Tulip Al Rasheed Baghdad Lodge within the closely fortified Inexperienced Zone in central Baghdad.

“This can be a memorable day as a result of early elections are a preferred demand and a chance for Iraq to maneuver in the direction of reform,” Salih informed reporters.

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The Iraqi parliamentary elections, initially scheduled for 2022, had been superior in response to months of protests in opposition to corruption and an absence of public companies.

In line with the electoral fee, about 24 million Iraqis are eligible to solid their ballots for 3,249 candidates, working individually and inside 167 events and coalitions, vying for 329 seats within the legislature.

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