PBS NewsHour

Iraqi voters keep away from polls due to militia threat

Clip: 10/14/2021 | 8m 35s | Video has closed captioning.

Iraq's recent elections were in large part driven by a protest movement that erupted two years ago, denouncing government corruption and lack of services. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is vying for a second term while trying to balance relations with the U.S. — which still has 2,500 troops in Iraq — and Iran, which supports powerful militia in Iraq. Special correspondent Simona Foltyn reports.

Aired: 10/14/21

Rating: NR

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