Q&A: Karim al-Nouri, candidate with the Fatah list

A senior figure in the Badr Organization running on Hadi al-Amiri's Fatah list discusses his expectations for national elections.
Q&A: Karim al-Nouri, candidate with the Fatah list
Karim al-Nouri in Baghdad in April 2018. (SAMYA KULLAB/Iraq Oil Report)

BAGHDAD - Iraq's political landscape has changed drastically since the country's previous national elections, in large part because of the popularity of paramilitary groups operating under the government's al-Hashid al-Shabi (Popular Mobilization) program.

Many Iraqis view the Hashid as heroes of the war against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) militant group, and many Hashid-affiliated politicians are hoping to leverage their stature into electoral success by running together on the Fatah electoral list.

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