Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
Focus on the big picture

Iraq elections: protesters allege corruption, vow to boycott polls

PBS, 10 Oct 2021
Iraq’s elections will be held on Sunday, but members of the country’s protest movement are already planning on boycotting the event. They say that the election process is corrupt, with paramilitary wings of incumbent parties attacking opposition supporters. With low turnout, the Shi’ite cleric Moqtada Al Sadr’s party is expected to win a large share of seats and possibly control of the government. Special Correspondent Simona Foltyn reports.

Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app:
Find more from PBS NewsHour at
Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

Follow us:

PBS NewsHour podcasts:
Related Articles