From the Document: "On October 10, 2021, Iraqis are set to vote in an early [hyperlink] election to determine the makeup of the unicameral Council of Representatives (COR), Iraq's national legislature. The COR elects Iraq's president and approves the prime minister's program and cabinet nominees. The election comes two years after the start of mass protests that convulsed [hyperlink] Iraqi society and ousted [hyperlink] the government formed after Iraq's 2018 national election [hyperlink]. The election result may shape Iraqi policy on issues [hyperlink] of congressional concern, including U.S.- Iraq security cooperation, Iran's influence in Iraq, Iraq's foreign policy, human rights, protection of minorities, and prospects for economic and governance reform."
CRS Insight, IN11769
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