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Iraq - Election coverage amid political tension

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Read in Arabic (بالعربية) The central government in Baghdad decided that nationwide local elections scheduled for 20 April should be postponed for at least six months in some areas because of an increase in violence but the authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan are going ahead with the polling as planned in the three provinces they govern – Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Dohuk. Nonetheless, on the eve of this symbolically important and historic election, relations between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional (...)

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