Monday, 7 December 2009

People's Unity electoral list launched in Baghdad

People's Unity (“Ittihad al-Shaab”) Electoral List
launched in 18 Iraqi provinces

The democratic electoral list of "Ittihad al-Shaab" (People's Unity) was launched on Saturday 14th November 2009, at a mass rally held in the National Theatre in central Baghdad.

The list is a coalition of democratic and patriotic forces, led by the Iraqi Communist Party and includes the National Democratic Party (First), the Democratic Chaldeo-Assyrian List, and several democratic groups and personalities.

Mufid al-Jazairy, member of Iraqi CP's Political Bureau, opened the event by introducing "Ittihad al-Shaab" List, and then invited the party leader, comrade Hamid Majeed Mousa, to deliver the statement and programme of the electoral list. He was accompanied on stage by a number of candidates.

The cultural part of the programme followed with poetry and songs. The well-known poets Aryan Sayyed Khalaf, Nadhem al-Samawi and Hamza al-Hilfi, were warmly received by more than 2000 people who packed the hall. The singer Karim Mansour then presented a number of his popular songs.

The event received wide coverage in the Iraqi media, including the Iraqiyya satellite channel that broadcasted half an hour of the proceedings.

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