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The Contested Iraqi Parliamentary Elections in Kirkuk

Widespread perceptions of fraud in May 2018 elections to Iraq’s Council of Representatives have triggered demonstrations in Kirkuk and fears of inter-ethnic violence.

Crisis Group is calling for a vote recount in Kirkuk to restore confidence in the institutions vital to manage deeper divisions over the contested, oil-rich area.

Emp 9iThe International Crisis Group is deeply concerned about developments in Kirkuk, a multi-ethnic governorate in northern Iraq.

Contested election results, and the widespread perception that ballot boxes were tampered with, have triggered demonstrations in Kirkuk city and…

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