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‘Special voting’ begins in Iraq’s parliamentary elections

Security forces, asylum seekers, prisoners to vote during 'special voting day'

Haydar Karaalp   | 08.10.2021
‘Special voting’ begins in Iraq’s parliamentary elections FILE PHOTO

BAGHDAD 

Polling stations have been set up in Iraq early Friday for security forces, asylum seekers and prisoners to vote in early general elections on a "special voting day."

Election centers in many districts of the capital Baghdad have opened their doors.

Intensive security measures have been taken at the centers to prevent any terrorist attacks.

Military vehicles have also been positioned in front of polling stations, which are surrounded by barbed wire fences.

Those who come to the centers to vote will not be allowed to bring their mobile phones inside.

There are more than 24 million voters in the country of about 40 million people.

All other Iraqi voters will cast their ballots on Sunday.

*Writing by Merve Berker

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