This article details the first polls that were opened in Iraq after the defeat of ISIS in that country. This is a big step for this country as prior to the defeat of ISIS, they were not allowed the same voting freedoms that they are now allowed. It is also an interesting scenario as Iraq is in the Middle East,, not really seen as a hot-bed for the freest countries in the world, but yet we see how they are pushing to be representative and equal. One example of this is their mandate that a quarter of the public officials elected must be female. It will be interesting to see if this sets a trend for other countries in that region and hopefully leads to equality across the entire Middle East.
By: Josh Simmons