Video: Record number of women running in Iraq elections
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As Iraq goes to the polls on Saturday, there are a record number of female candidates, with women making up over a third of those in the running. FRANCE 24 looks at one woman who is determined to overcome the obstacles to gain a seat.
The campaign leading up to the vote has been overshadowed by targeted attacks on female candidates, prompting the head of the UN mission to condemn what he called a “tax on their reputation and honour”.
Click on the video player above to watch FRANCE 24's exclusive report