Kurdistan Coalition launched electoral campaign from Kirkuk

  2021-09-09 21:23      232 View Count        Comment

On Thursday, Sep 9, the Kurdistan Coalition has started a week-long service campaign in Kirkuk governorate, which aims to clean the streets of Kirkuk.

The campaign was launched at 8 am, as it started cleaning the Kirkuk-Slemani road. The Kurdistan Coalition candidate for Kirkuk Governorate, Dr. Sdiq Omar, told PUKmedia, that the election campaign of the Kurdistan Coalition is officially launching from Kirkuk.

"The cleaning campaign started from the northern entrance of Kirkuk,"  stressing that the Kurdistan Coalition is dedicated to serving Kirkuk and its people.


Early elections in Iraq

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis took to the streets in Baghdad and the southern provinces to vent their anger and frustration at the government's inability to fight corruption and provide them with security and stability since late 2019.

Demonstrators have been calling for an end to endemic corruption by a political class that is largely seen as having squandered Iraq's resources through greed and mismanagement.

The protests were violently quelled resulting in the death of hundreds and injury of thousands and resulted in the resignation of former Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi.

After he was appointed new Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi vowed to meet the demands of protesters by holding early elections in June 6, 2021, nearly a year ahead of schedule, when he took office in May 2020.

These were later postponed to October 10

The delay was due to "technical" requirements, Al-Kadhimi said in January in a proposal submitted to the Cabinet to ensure a transparent electoral process.

Over 25 million Iraqis are eligible to vote in the upcoming ballot, however, those living abroad will be excluded from casting their ballots, according to Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) said.

The IHEC also revealed that 3,244 candidates will be competing for the election, while the candidates are allowed to begin their election campaign on July 8 until October 7.



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