Did someone say elections?
Yes, today the KRG held elections.
KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, the KDP deputy, in a station in Erbil as the polls open at 8 a.m.
Have you noted who's pimping low turnout by the way? Corporate media.
High participation rates?
RUDAW offers this perspective:
The election commission released the turnout at noon of eligible voters: 22.67 percent for Duhok, 16.20 for Erbil, 9.44 for Sulaimani, and 23.14 in Halabja. The low morning turnout is not unusual in Kurdistan. In previous elections, voting hours have been extended because of long queues at polling stations.
THE WASHINGTON POST runs with a total of around 58% participation.
The KRG election turnout at 58.53% isn't a good number for an election of this importance, but considering the abrupt ID change IHREC introduced it's a respectable one in those circumstances.
#KRGelection of 3 governorates announced by IHERC: Erbil 58%, Duhok 61% & Halabja 60%.
Hopefully, the results will be firmer in a few more hours.
The following community sites -- plus Jody Watley -- updated: