Thanks to a government quota, one in four Iraqi candidates is a woman. Their campaign posters show the diversity of Iraqi women, from ones wearing traditional headscarves to those with makeup and their hair uncovered, such as the candidate shown in this poster in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqis enjoy poking fun at candidates and their campaign posters ahead of the March 7 parliamentary elections. (Hannah Allam/MCT)
Thanks to a government quota, one in four Iraqi candidates is a woman. Their campaign posters show the diversity of Iraqi women, from ones wearing traditional headscarves to those with makeup and their hair uncovered, such as the candidate shown in this poster in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqis enjoy poking fun at candidates and their campaign posters ahead of the March 7 parliamentary elections. (Hannah Allam/MCT)
Thanks to a government quota, one in four Iraqi candidates is a woman. Their campaign posters show the diversity of Iraqi women, from ones wearing traditional headscarves to those with makeup and their hair uncovered, such as the candidate shown in this poster in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqis enjoy poking fun at candidates and their campaign posters ahead of the March 7 parliamentary elections. (Hannah Allam/MCT)

A Q&A on Iraq's March 7 parliamentary elections

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