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The Iraq Report: Post-election horse-trading kicks off

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The Iraq Report: Post-election horse-trading kicks off

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week focuses on negotiations to form a government after no one party won an overall majority.

Marta Bellingreri

Challenges and hope for female parliamentary candidates in Iraq

In-depth: Nearly a third of the 7,000 candidates in Iraq's elections are women - but many have had campaign posters torn down and faced threats and abuse, writes Marta Bellingreri.

Yomi Kleinmann

Iraq: As parties fracture, signs of change emerge

Analysis: Ethnicity alone is no longer sufficient to unite Iraq's political elite as the country's politics begin to move past years of ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Elections without participation is no democracy

Election 2018 special edition of our weekly round-up of events in Iraq.

Tanya Goudsouzian and Lara Fatah

Iraq's Kurds risk shooting themselves in the foot

Comment: In mad scramble for seats in parliament, the fragmented political scene in the Kurdish region risks further weakening their position in ...

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