Strategy Note /
MENA

Iraq election delay risks more protests

  • Early elections have been delayed from June to October 2021 on the pretext of time needed for technical preparations

  • Delay allows Iraqi power brokers to observe Iran's presidential election (June 2021) and US-Iran relations under Biden

  • But it also risks another round of disruptive protests, particularly in the summer months (power outages)

Iraq election delay risks more protests
Hasnain Malik
Hasnain Malik

Strategy & Head of Equity Research

Tellimer Research
20 January 2021
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