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Kurds to hold parliamentary election on July 25

Kurds to hold parliamentary election on July 25

Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish regional government has set July 25 as the date to elect its local parliament.
Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani made the announcement Tuesday and promised the vote will be "fair and transparent" despite concerns about corruption and infighting.
The Kurds didn't take part in the Jan. 31 provincial elections held in the rest of Iraq because their parliament needs to draft their own law for provincial elections.
Factions among the Kurds have been battling for power ahead of national parliamentary elections expected later this year and the withdrawal of the U.S. forces by the end of 2011.
About 2.5 million eligible voters in the Kurdish region will choose candidates from 42 political entities for the 111-seat parliament.


Updated : 2021-04-18 22:19 GMT+08:00