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Supporters of losing candidate block highway in Diyala

Traffic jam caused by supporters of a losing candidate in Diyala on October 12, 2021
PM:06:05:12/10/2021

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SULAIMANI — Supporters of a candidate who lost in his race for a seat in Iraq’s Council of Representatives blocked the Kirkuk-Baghdad road on Tuesday (October 12).

Riyadh Abbas al-Tamimi stood as a candidate in Diyala governorate’s 3rd District, representing the Alliance of National State Forces.

Angry at the result, his supporters caused a traffic jam on the busy road, with travelers waiting for more than an hour before it cleared.

(NRT Digital Media)