Monday, April 28, 2014

Iraqi parliamentary election polling center in Mashhad, Iran

Young Iraqi Shia pilgrims in the holy city of Mashhad line up and present personal documents to vote in Iraq's 2014 parliamentary elections.

Elderly Iraqi woman is presented a ballot. Note the ballot's enormous size.

Young Iraqi woman, passport in hand, having a ballot readied by an election worker

Woman election observer on hand at Iraqi parliamentary election center in Mashhad, Iran

Iranian officers from NAJA providing security at Iraqi parliamentary election center in Mashhad, Iran

A family of Iraqi pilgrims display inked fingers, having voted at an Iraqi parliamentary election center in Mashhad, Iran. Back in their homeland, armed groups opposing participatory political institutions in Iraq (and Syria) are waging a war of terror, principally supported by a regional power lacking both a constitution and representative form of governance.

Photos: Jafar Kaboutari

1 comment:

Mark Pyruz said...

Reidar Visser offer an excellent perspective on "Iranian Influences in Iraq’s 30 April Parliamentary Election."

Click HERE to read it.