Violence Overshadows Iraq Election

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

An attack north of Baghdad killed at least 11 people today, one day before the parliamentary election that will determine the country’s prime minister and president.

There are more than 9,000 candidates for the 382 seats in the Iraqi Parliament but the campaign has been overshadowed by the steady drumbeat of attacks.

More than three dozen people died in a series of bombings yesterday. Still, there is hope that the election will bring some peace to the country three years after U.S. combat troops pulled out.

The BBC’s Rafid Jaboori joins Here & Now’s Robin Young from Erbil in northern Iraq to discuss the election.


  • Rafid Jaboori, correspondent for the BBC. He tweets @RafidJBBC.
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