Iraqis rally at Fardous Square in central Baghdad on 1 October 2021, demanding justice for demonstrators killed during last year’s anti-government protests (AFP)
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has been on a media blitz in recent weeks, urging Iraqis to get out in large numbers to vote in the upcoming October 10 parliamentary elections.
“In a few days, Iraqis will decide their future by participating in the elections,” he wrote on Twitter last week. “Don’t trust fake promises, and don’t listen to threats and intimidation. Defeat them with your votes, in free and fair elections.”
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