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Iraq’s new political parties seek funds from citizens

New parties have an uphill battle to compete in Iraq's political system.
Dhi Qar protest

Political parties emanating from the protests that shook Iraq in October 2019 are dealing with financial crises that have delayed their registration with the Independent High Electoral Commission. Still, they have taken a new path to finance themselves, banking on private contributions from citizens.

The protest movement produced dozens of new parties as part of the protesters’ efforts to run in the elections rather than contenting themselves with just their role in the demonstrations.

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