Public Holiday in Iraq in 2022

Public Holiday in Iraq in 2022

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  Dates of Public Holiday in Iraq
2021 Oct 10, Oct 11
IraqMon, Oct 11National Holiday
IraqSun, Oct 10National Holiday
  Summary

Public Holidays to allow voting in the parliamentary elections.

The Iraqi Council of Ministers have announced that October 10th and 11th 2021 would be official holidays in the country.

Iraqis headed to polling stations on Sunday October 10th to elect a new parliament in the fifth such vote since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003.

The poll had been due next year but was brought forward by six months in response to the unrest, during which hundreds of people were killed.

Turnout was reportedly low in Sunday's vote. The electoral commission head told AFP news agency hours before the polls closed at 1800 local time (15:00 GMT) that it was estimated at just over 30%.

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