Iraqi security forces around the country voted in Iraq’s general election on Friday. Also two days before the rest of the country.
The so-called “special voting” on Friday, two days before the election. Which is to free up police and troops to provide security on Election Day.
The poll will take place six months ahead of schedule. As promised by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. When he took office in 2020. He is attempting to pacify anti-government protestors. Which erupted in Baghdad and Iraq’s south in October 2019.
The so-called “special voting” on Friday, two days before the Iraq’s general election. Which is to free up police and troops to provide security on Election Day. Hussein al-Hendawi, a government election expert. Who claimed that more than 1.5 million security personnel. As well as 120,126 displaced people and hundreds of hospital patients and inmates. Are also eligible to vote.
In Sunday’s election, 3,449 candidates will compete for 329 seats in parliament. However the fifth since Saddam Hussein was depose during the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
More than 24 million Iraqis, out of a total population of 38 million, are eligible to vote.
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