Iraq and Gulf Analysis

Iraqi Minorities Get Special Representation in the Provincial Elections Law

Posted by Reidar Visser on Monday, 3 November 2008 18:08

Today the Iraqi parliament finally passed a long-awaited modification of the provincial elections law of 24 September which adds special representation for certain specified ethno-religious minorities in certain areas. The process towards agreement on these changes has been a tortuous one, involving basic disagreements on issues such as state structure and federalism, identity questions, and gerrymandering of key electoral constituencies… Full story here.

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