Challenge over two Capitals votes
The Arab Political Parties go to Erbil and the Kurdish ones to Baghdad

Narin Rostam-KirkukNow The competition in the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary election is playing out more obviously in these two capitals. Some Arab political parties seriously look into the opportunities in Erbil, and some Kurdish parties are working hard to secure their seats in Baghdad. The campaigns have started for more than a week, and in Erbil, […]

How Islamic State fighters entered the villages of Haftaghar in Daquq district?

Kirkuk-KirkukNow Tens of Islamic State (IS) fighters entered the villages of Haftaghar area in Daquq district using cars motorcycles. After an hour of movement in the area and chanting of “Allah Akbar” in the alleys, they left the villages without any hostilities and fights. The villagers estimated the fighters to be around fifty in number. […]

Female Candidates Face Threats

Narin Rostam – Erbil A sex footage of Intisar Muhammad Jasim, a Victory Coalition [Nasr] candidate for Iraqi parliamentary election, has recently dominated the social media, which forced her to to withdraw from the Iraqi election, the first female candidate to do so. Intisar is a professor of administration and economics in the University of […]

“Some candidates already violate, what if they reach parliament?!”

KirkukNow Raouf Ahmed, a taxi driver, drives throughout Baghdad’s neighbourhoods on daily basis, due to his profession. He observes myridas of signboards and posters with photos of parliamentary candidates, hung over the apartments and crossroads of the city. As Raouf heard in the news, the election campaign is yet to commence, he asks then why […]

IDPs vote in four different methods

Firas Hamdani Internally displaced people [IDPs] in Iraq can participate in the upcoming election in four different methods, among them is conditional voting. IDPs, now more than two million in number, are classified into four different categories in this year’s parliamentary election of 12 May in Iraq; to take part in the process, some receive […]

IHEC Sets Ballot Boxes at Refugee Camps in Nineveh
800 Thousand out of Two Million Electoral Voter Cards given back to Refugees

Nineveh-KirkukNow IHEC administrator of Nineveh office announced that IHEC decided to set ballot boxes at 15 refugee camps in the province. He also said that out of two million refugee electoral voter cards, only 800 thousand have been distributed so far. Mohammad Hani Badrani, IHEC administrator of Nineveh office, told KirkukNow during an interview that […]

“I choose My Representative for Iraqi Parliament”

Kirkuk-KirkukNow “I vote to able able to return to my home in Babel… We got tired of being refugees for a year, two years, five years…” Haji Adnan Hamd (Age 51) had a different idea about the elections before the seminar of Independent Media of Kurdistan (IMOK) which was to increase awareness of the refugees […]

Candidates Use Creative Ways To Reach Parliament

Yasin Taha Giving bed sheets and other small gifts might have turned old and fruitless for winning votes, as the parliamentary candidates turn to innovative ways to be elected in upcoming 12 May parliamentary election, which according to the last three tenures of 2005-2018, have born some fruit to the parliamentarians and their families. A […]

Yezidi IDPs Eager For Change

Muhannad Sinjari – Ninawa Hlwei Shmo is a Yezidi IDP who has decided to take part in the parliamentary elections. Although he does not believe his act could possibly end the suffering of Sinjar people, he wishes for change. “Although I don’t believe in these elections, I still vote. I want to keep my vote […]

One new vote, hundreds of hopes
IDP Youths Look For Returning To Their Homes Through Elections

Karwan Salihi-Kirkuk It’s the first time for Riham Ahmed, 19, to be able to vote; she is very hopeful about election campaign promises. For her, the vital thing is the promise of returning to home and normal life and the end of being displaced. “I’ll gladly go to polls and vote for a candidate.. He/she […]

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