Monday, 8 February 2010
A training program for Iraqi election officers has begun in Istanbul on Monday. Iraqi officers, having the training program, will serve during the voting process of Iraqi electorate living outside Iraq. Iraq's parliamentary elections are planned for March 7.
An Iraqi official from country's supreme board of elections said that nearly 25,000 Iraqi people living in Turkey would be able to cast their votes in four centers in Turkey, one in Ankara and other in Istanbul. Rafeed Al-Zeydi said that Iraqi electorate living in nearby countries, such as Greece, Bulgaria and Romania, could also vote for the elections at these centers. Al-Zeydi said 82 political parties will compete in the three-day Iraqi elections.
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