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 More than 150 women nominated for Kurdistan parliament

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More than 150 women nominated for Kurdistan parliament  27.6.2009  

June 27, 2009

ERBIL-Hewlęr, Kurdistan region 'Iraq', — Women will get at least 37 seats of the parliament in the July elections, based on a law that sets a 30 percent quota in the Kurdistan Parliament. Roughly 169 women are nominated by the lists that are competing for the 100 seats.

According to the elections laws every third name of a list must be a woman candidate.

Handren Muhammad, head of the Hawler office of the High Electoral Commission in Iraq, told Rudaw that 507 candidates are competing for in the parliamentary elections that are due to be held on July 25.

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The quota was 25 percent in the last parliamentary elections that were held in 2005 and 29 women were elected to the parliament. Based on the 30 percent quota Rudaw predicts that at least 37 women will be elected to the parliament on July 25.

• Talabani will stay in Kurdistan until elections day

Barzan Ahmed Kurda, director of the Sulaimaniyah office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan,
www.ekurd.net told Rudaw that Jalal Talabani, secretary general of the party, will stay in Sulaimaniyah until the region’s presidential and parliamentary elections are held on July 25.

Along with leading the party Talabani is also the president of Iraq. On Tuesday Talabani and Massoud Barzani, the incumbent President of the region, the Kurdistani List, a joint list by PUK and the Kurdistan Democratic Party, launched the election campaigns of the list in Hawler.

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