Iraq elections: Women candidates battle for seats

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Al-Araby

As Iraq gears up for the approaching elections, one of the most noticeable developments is the fierce competition growing over the women’s quota. Women have been allocated one out of the three parliamentary seats in every electoral district, and the fight is on to win these seats, especially in the north and west of the country, a region bearing the scars of the “War on Terror” and which has yet to see a return to stability. According to the new election law in Iraq, the women’s quota will ensure that the number of female MPs (83) will equal the number of electoral districts in the next parlia…

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