Saturday, 3 April 2010

Iraqi CP celebrates 76th anniversary in Baghdad

Iraqi Communist Party celebrates its 76th Anniversary
at mass gathering in Baghdad

The Iraqi Communist Party celebrated the 76th anniversary of its foundation (31st March 1934) at a mass gathering held in Baghdad on Friday 2 April 2010, in the presence of its secretary comrade Hamid Majeed Mousa and several members of its leadership.

Messages of greeting from the Iraqi president, Mr Jalal Talabani, and the president of the Kurdistan region, Mr Masoud Barzani, were read out. The speech of the party’s Central Committee was delivered by Dr Hassan Akif, member of its political bureau. A message of greeting was also delivered by Mr Mousa Faraj, an independent candidate of the democratic electoral slate “Ittihadd Al-Shaab” (People’s Unity), who is a former head of the Integrity Commission.

The audience, that packed out the Samiramis Cinema hall in central Baghdad, enjoyed a cultural programme with poems recited by Hamoud Qa’id and Raid al-Asadi. The mass gathering then enjoyed songs and traditional music performed by the March Group and Iraqi Maqam Ensemble, and the singers Sama, Nahla, Husam Ali and Karim al-Rassam.

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