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KDP Is Frontrunner in Kurdistan Elections

Iraqi  Kurdish supporters of Massoud Barzani (portrait-L), president of Kurdistan and leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), wave the KDP party flag during celebrations in the streets of Arbil, late on September 22, 2013, as the count was underway in Iraqi Kurdistan's first election in four years. The vote itself went off largely without incident, with turnout pegged at 73.9 percent. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

The leading Kurdish party led by Masoud Barzani, leader of Iraq’ Kurdistan Region, emerged as the frontrunner in the regional provincial election which was held together with the nationwide April 30 parliamentary elections, Iraq’s election commission said on Thursday. The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) won 34 seats out of a …

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Iraqis Vote Amid Worst Violence in Years

The elections were conducted among deteriorating security conditions.

With a backdrop of rapidly growing violence, Iraqis voted Wednesday in their first nationwide polls since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. forces. More than 12 million Iraqis braved potential threats and went to the polls, for a voter turnout of 60%, Iraq’s election commission said. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is …

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Why Iraq Elections Can’t Fix Chaos Left Behind by U.S.

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As Iraqis count the votes following the first parliamentary elections since U.S. troops withdrew from the country at the end of 2011, they agree on one thing: the fierce urgency of change. Although the vote is an important milestone in Iraq’s fragile state, it is unlikely to resolve the country’s severe political …

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Masrour Barzani: KDP Supports Broad-Coalition Government

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Masrour Barzani, member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, said that his party is in favor of a broad coalition government for the 8th cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government. In a meeting with KDP supporters from the higher education institutions, Masrour Barzani expressed optimism in the future of Kurdistan and …

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