Q&A: Zuhair Muhssein al-Araji, mayor of Mosul and parliamentary candidate

The war against IS has created immense, unmet reconstruction challenges - and reshuffled the electoral landscape in Iraq's second-largest city.
Q&A: Zuhair Muhssein al-Araji, mayor of Mosul and parliamentary candidate
Zuhair Muhssein al-Araji at his office in Mosul in May 2018. (SAMYA KULLAB/Iraq Oil Report)

MOSUL - Voters in Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, will determine about one-tenth of the new Parliament in national elections on May 12 - and the political landscape is more uncertain than ever.

In previous elections, most electoral lists were divided along ethnic and sectarian lines. This year, most major coalitions include candidates from several different identity groups.

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