Iraqi Kurds vote in parliamentary polls Sunday

Voters in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region will cast ballot in the region’s parliamentary elections on Sunday in which 29 parties and coalitions are vying for seats. The High Election Commission in the Kurdish region has established some 5,933 voting stations in the cities of Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Dohuk and Halabja for the polls. Around 3.8 million voters are eligible to cast ballot in the vote to elect 111 members of parliament. Voting will begin at 08.00 a.m. local time and end at 18.00 p.m. Electronic vote counting, which has caused uproar during Iraq’s May 12 parliamentary election, will not be used in the Kurdish polls. Votes, instead, will be counted manually. READ: Iraq’s Turkmen allied with Al-Sadr to form government majority  … Continue reading Iraqi Kurds vote in parliamentary polls Sunday