According to Iraq's 2005 constitution, women are granted a quarter of the seats in the nation's 325-member parliament. Iraq remains a male-dominated society, but women have made significant progress in the post-conflict society. The parliamentary elections were held the day before International Women's Day. Read what politicians are saying about gender.
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Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim translates an Al Arabiya report on Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections. Women are now adorning campaign posters, and young people are weighing in on the process. Also, watch a montage of Iraqi election ads compiled by Al Jazeera English.
Japan is set to head to the polls for parliamentary elections on August 30, and polling suggests Prime Minister Taro Aso's conservative party will lose power after ruling for most of the past 54 years. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about changes ahead for the Japanese political landscape.
On Tuesday, Niger's president, Mamadou Tandja, dissolved the country's parliament rather than give up power after his current term expires. But as a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes, Niger's uranium deposits make its political instability cause for concern far beyond the country's borders.
There was a political milestone in Kuwait this weekend, where for the first time, women were elected to Kuwait's parliament. It was only four years ago that women won the right to vote in Kuwait.
India, the world’s largest democracy, is scheduled to begin its multi-stage parliamentary elections on April 16. Mahima Kaul, a freelance reporter based in Delhi, explains how India's political landscape has changed over the past several decades, as political support has fragmented and smaller parties have become more influential.