Iraq’s election: Light on democracy, heavy on backdoor dealings

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Issue 1134 - 30 Sep 2021 | 7 minute read

Voting for the Council of Representatives on 10 October is likely to see very low turnout amid voter apathy, with Moqtada Al-Sadr and the Kurdistan Democratic Party tipped to emerge as key figures in the post-election environment. But what really counts is the behind-closed-doors horse-trading between major political blocs.

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