Record Low Turnout Reported for Iraqs Parliamentary Elections - Democracy Now!


Record Low Turnout Reported for Iraqs Parliamentary Elections - Democracy Now!

2021/10/14 | 03:22 - Source: Iraq News

(ThisDay | Iraq News Now)-

Iraqis headed to the polls Sunday for just the fifth parliamentary election since the U.S.

overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Turnout was just 41%, with many Iraqis refusing to vote.

This is Hussein Sabeh, a 20-year-old Iraqi from Basra.

Hussein Sabeh: “I did not vote, to be honest.

It is not worth it.

There is nothing that would benefit me or others.

I see youth that have degrees and no jobs.

Before the elections, they all came to them.

After the elections, who knows?”



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