Low turnout in Iraq vote. Partial results put pro-Iran candidate in lead

The turnout for Iraq’s election on Saturday was low – 44.5pc of the 22.5 million voters – as a result of a general boycott by young people and widespread protest against the deep corruption in ruling circles.  DEBKAfile: Early results show Hadi al-Amiri, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards-backed Fateh Shiite alliance, in the lead, with an estimated 40pc of the vote. If this proportion is sustained in the final count, which is due for publication on Tuesday, an Iranian candidate will head the next government in Baghdad. Read DEBKAfile’s exclusive analysis.

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3 thoughts on “Low turnout in Iraq vote. Partial results put pro-Iran candidate in lead

  • May 13, 2018 @ 17:31 at 17:31

    They got what they deserve, very much like anywhere else in the world not showing up to vote puts the ideologists in power. Iraq will go the Iran way. Another oppressive regime is about to take over. Women, gays, any other religions, and westerners living in Iraq, It is about to get a lot worse. To the people who did not vote do not come complaining to us.

  • May 13, 2018 @ 18:45 at 18:45

    This is Great News!!! Now their parliament can vote to make our troops leave and come home…Leaving less to die for you SCUM


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