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it's the screen. thanks for watching. ah, ah ah ah ah. hi anthony ok to day on the street. what's next for a rock off the recent elections? you may remember that you fled anti government protest led to these elections being caught early, more than 3000 candidates, right. so we have plenty to talk about data, rain, and call when voted. let's see what they had to say just a few hours ago. i voted for
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a condition political party interacts to 20 by lametre elections because i believe the constitutional rights of the credit people interact have not yet been realized . the preliminary result of the election showed up iraq can hold an election with a minimum amount of fraud and irregularities. while the focus is understandably on the elections right now. it must be understood that this outcome is expressly linked to the various factors that are destroying a syrians in iraq, including a denial of real security, economic, marginalization and social exclusion. electoral reform is needed to ensure that minority representatives are actually representative of minority populations. i think i know to the different parties to prove the differences, as i said together to form any government government space utilizing today are right under my notice and also provide
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security. they blew key to the lack of people. so let me show a patio in the studio. hello, russia. hello c daphne and hello lou. way. good to have you here on the stream. i want you to greet international audience. russia. tell everybody who you are and what you do. i am russia grady. i am a senior analyst at new lines institute for sergeant policy here in washington dc. welcome to the stream, hello tash may introduce yourself throughout international audience. my name is destiny morris. i'm an artist and activists, and i work on advancing gender quality. get to have you no stranger to the international stage, lou, a good to have you. please remind people who you are and what you do. hello, i'm loyal. i'm a former energy minister, the government, and i'm the currency fellow at the columbia university. let's start with the voting experience. daphne you were telling everybody about how exciting it was to
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get out and how excited was it to get out and vote? well, i think if you compare the election with the previous one, it was no bomb attack. there was no curve you and it was clear that there was some sense of security and it was very clean. yes, the turn out was very low. but at the same time, we have to know that the election was a result of the protest happening and back that in 2019. so pushing for elections on time already is the when for the people and to go out there and to use the right . anyway, and i think out of the very special new i pick out a well, the election came out quite as well to start with. it's the 1st election that taking place in iraq are host major protests,
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a protest her. but it came very much like as a result of like 1011 years of public resentment calling for reform and a better future for iraq. and it's about time that i liked her to make her a better start. and i'm glad to see that too many of the youth are made it to parliament her on the basis of the early result service in published. and let's hope for the future holds a better prospect for us. i'm pulling up a tree here from russia rush. i love your honesty on twitter, me tag with a knife at least interesting in ancient in iraqi. ah, me type of the level. move over good games. what happened? well i think 1st of all, for all the, the talk about all the boy caught a 41 percent is of course the lowest turn out. but given how much we were hearing
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about boycott 41 is not so bad. last lecture was 45 for it was not as low as anticipated. i was predicting perhaps 35. so 41 was better than what i had anticipated. also the results themselves, some of them were not so the election results, some of them were not too surprising, but others definitely were what was very exciting was as the guests had mentioned previously, the new comers into the parliament, the protesters that because the protest movements itself had been dismissed for a long time by many observers as not having political influence. it actually did. and then where in 2 of the most influential important provinces in iraq and just uncover the fact that these independent grassroots movement actually established themselves and achieve the highest votes defying the status quo and the establishment. that's very, very huge. if you're watching on youtube right now, you can talk to our panel. they know a lot about iraq and a lot about these recent elections. the comment section is live right now. jump
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into the comment section. also, question to be part of today show. let's look at the turn out in comparison to previous elections because people were beginning to read something into the turn out. anyway, let's, let's put up that cut out right now. and then we can look through and just see the difference between 2579 percent. that is in the them and then 2020. well, what am i saying that the way well, let's be realistic. democracy is something completely new to iraqis, post at least half a century of military rule and dictatorship. so this kind of like an instrument of kind of like a living let it be like in governance or social or stand up and so on. it's yet to be kind of like understood and implemented rightly in terms of like to turn out . i don't see any problem with the 41 percent. even if it's or,
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or even if it's lower, if i would compare it to, to the last election in the u. k. that was 37 percent. and i'm talking about a mature democracy. so. busy realistically speaking, one need to be a much more realistic, realistic about what's happening in iraq. we're talking about a political process that's completely new to the other kids and it's only 18 years old and etc. yet to witness for the read, for as we as we progress and democracy is not something that you can implement over a few years. certainly it doesn't mature or developed over over generation. it needs a good to generation to say the least and a looking into like develop democracies across the world that we're talking about hundreds of years. so we really need to take this into consideration when you think of likely the progress. yes or lost lots of opportunities when it comes to
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economically for political reform and social reforms, especially during the good days of a high oil prices and but again, it's a learning curve and the. ready political class are since 2003 until now, and they've never been in to the role of government or they lived all their life as a position. i'm a, it, they are, they are acting like opposition within governments. i'm very obvious to learn how to learn company. i'm a broker state nationally. i. i've been looking at your instagram account and you have spent the last few weeks encouraging people. and i'm gonna suggest that the young people to get out and vote you've been very persuasive, very enticing that we give out. it's a little sense of how you're saying to your audience,
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to young people. this is important as take a look. i do think, darcy, i have a feeling that the politicians were not campaigning in the same way that you were trying to get people to get around. right. right. i don't think they were during the hence maybe the 41 percent working. yeah. i think, well, i think a lot of people i spoke to, they said that we don't know much about the candidates because all we see is the post the hanging industry. and i learned a lot from, from the young people and speaking to even the taxi driver. so i was taking that people have lost trust and it's a lack of trust in the system. because of the corruption and the presence of militia. there were so many reasons,
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the low participation and people were just you know, the be the data victim of the conflict after conflict. and i recently came back from sin jar and the return need are back to nothing to ruins. and then you see that people missed so many basic needs, like water and electricity. so i stand by the people war by cutting the election. but at the same time we are giving away our power. and i just wanted to make sure that there is hope in it because of the protests that had political aspiration, that is the reflection of the election. and it led to, i think right now with 35 the that has shape 11 percent of the next parliament. so i think we can have trucked for the future because it's more of
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a cleaner turnout. there was less fraud reported. and i hope that people can use this as the hope because the young people that protested in back that they brought change a war or the election to be on time. russia, when, as and loses in this election. we've got preliminary results so far. yeah. what can you do? gees? so we do have a decline in the popularity of the armed groups of militias, their political wing, and parliaments. their votes have dropped enormously and there has been signs on the streets. if this has been happening for several years, we don't really hear about it in the media or in the analysis. but it was there that people were set up with the assassinations with the kidnaps, with the good enough things with extortion that they wanted a sense of peace that yes, isis is gone. and these groups perhaps played a role in defeating isis, even if it was marginal or not. but now they are, they had become the terror and the people were fed up with them. and at the same time, protest did not help or did not solve,
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could not change that system could not even sort of contain their activities. so the only way was to vote was to vote against them were not vote for them. that was a massive change. and yes, the new, the grassroots movements that had that have established themselves now they were not financially supported. this is key. this is very, very important. they were not backed by any of the mainstream or established parties. and many of the mainstream established part is also fails. we see also a new trend in policy and pause in regional politics. so you have, for example, the slavic party of iraq, which represented the sunni political wings for, for several years, is no longer influential. it's been replaced by harmony that had lucy for international audience. this is a sunny politician that came from, came from and bar from the western promise, and has now expanded his influence. however, he does not play on any sectarian identity. really. the only thing that we should be monitoring and observing well is that we will not probably see immediate change
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within this elector electoral term. we might see it within the next 10 to 20 years as more grassroots people and rush. if you say that to young who's in the street last year, 10 to 20 years, what do you think they're going to say iraq is our patients. we've been in conflicts for 40 years. so saying that in 10 years, you will see absolutely a change that we will have a more mature democracy is something that they with would be worth investing in and something that they would find very convincing. if i may say something here, so me, when i couldn't agree more with russia and ashley mentioned in terms of like a positive or addition to the new election that's to take place. i think here, 11 percent is significant, significant added value. i was, i said in previous interviews that if this election produces 5 percent, it's great news. so looking into the initial results to produce around 11
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percent or more, this is a significant to progress. and if we have this case of development continues over the next 2 to 3 terms electoral terms, or we could see a complete or change across b, b and that national scene and get out of it as, as i mentioned earlier, democracy it's, it's a journey. and it's going to take time and yes, and i know he's went to through sanctions. all wars. busy and, and different type of regimes from monarchy to republic to from central isn't to federalism, totalitarian rule and so on. i think a 15 to 20 years it's, it's not much in that timeline and time matters. and i am quite hopeful that the,
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the youth will make the change and factor even an individual's that's running on a tradition on electro tickets within the traditional parties. this language parties of like at no secretary and parties, they tend to talk her as like a secular and part of like a civil society. so the reform is happening from within let me within the traditional parties or the. ready new parties that been formed as a result of the, of the, of the protests. these protest i'm afraid will continue for over the next few years, until demands are met by the people. i cannot see, these protests will stop any soon. it may vary in terms of like live intensity of them, but until i witness a significant change in the landscape and basically put an end to
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corruption, it's going to be quite impossible to her to stop them. let's, let's not, let's not dismiss whole well, can i just, i think that people really had enough. if you look at the young people, they are so insanely commented and they are so skilled. i mean, i'm not just talking about the criticism region where i come from, i'm talking about people. i met through a project i. i traveled all around iraq from baghdad to muscle, to cynthia. i've met with women, i've met with young people and they are so done right now and because they are neglected because based they are not contributing to the economy of the country. and i think that's one of the reasons they didn't trust the elections because they think it's not for them. i am very hopeful with what the election
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turned out to be and it also shows to have independent candidate so important. but right now, there is a stronger message for people that buy cars at the election really sends out a strong message of. we can no longer be fools, we can no longer be deceived. we know what we want, and the people don't care who is out there. they're just tired of a century of conflict after conflict. they do right now, one basic needs water, electricity, health care, women's, right? it's just, it's have gone all the way down. and right now we're dealing with a climate crisis and we don't want to be another next charity of the international community to be another charity of the world. the climate crisis has already hit iraq and we need our new government to get their act together. there is hope and this new election has shown significant change and the democracy is no indeed,
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but they need to add very quickly so that international or regional is less. so if i can, if i can just comment this is we kind of need to slow down because they're the parliament system in iraq has been over the past the past 15 years, a web of intervene, intertwined interests. and what's difference in this election however, is there, there is perhaps for the 1st time and opposition for the past 15 years, it's been basically just distributing the gains among different parties, according to the ministry that they end up ruling who gets what and it doesn't affect that doesn't reflect on the people lives, do not approve everything that's actually had mentioned. none of that has happened . none of that has changed and it could be getting worse. this is the 1st time there's an actual opposition. this was the group of people that protested for to change the system. they are now part of parliament. so it's kind of like a check and balances. yeah, a little amazing when you put it that way, just like this, listen to attendance. they protested. and then now part of paula now and 11 percent
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. yeah, that's, that's 11 feet. sorry, that's, that's significant. as it was saying. so now they have, they have perhaps enough influence to maybe modify some of the bills may be affects, some of the changes that actually has been mentioning that has not happened. this is a significant part. however, it's not going to be easy. we're still on, it's still going to be a battle to rush. i want to play to video comments. and the 1st one is from often he's a research fellow at harvard kennedy school, baghdad, iraq, and i can't decide with these 2 side by side comments, is the golf half full or half empty? and let's start with masses. one of the surprisingly positive outcomes of this election is that despite the very low order trade out, we did see that some of the protest putting participated in the election, namely in 2000 and independence as well, who had participated in the protest movement and run and the elections,
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they achieved a larger number of seats than we had anticipated. and in this way, it seems that the process movement may be able to make gains in the next 4 years. all right, so i see russia, she's not a downgrade to that, but must not a fast let us bring him, le heave because he has a completely different tag. he, she is there. okay, hello, go systems preferred legitimacy crisis or before the selection. so this election has been a test for the population, trusts in the system, and they've shown to a great degree that this is lacking. the flood wrist made the biggest one and the election and established political party, which is not likely to make any significant changes in the way that governance is conducted. and even though there were some new parties that made enormous to parliament, their influence is likely to be very low. so both of these fabulous women whom i
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both know personally are correct. they're both correct. okay, and i do tend to agree with the heap on the term that it will be definitely slower . i agree with marcia that they can perhaps affect change, but it will be slow. so we're not, we're not talking about mac baba father in his block or even don't feel connery magic is a state of love. look at conceding anything to the new comers and parliament that's not going to happen. so it's going to be conflict. i think my only worry is that this will perhaps derail the voting process on bills and resolutions that happened in 2011. i believe i can comment on this even more in that that stop many projects . it stop the progress of many things, my worst fear is that happening, but both of them are correct and it could go either way. okay, you would, could frontier friends. all right, i'm going to ask you this very brief because we're right at the end of the show and i promise i you chief audience. they could also talk to you no way. we take this very briefly. avi iraqi people satisfied the election was free and fat. your best
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of your knowledge? do i go ahead? well, this is the best that you like to sir. can expect at this moment in time. there is no are perfector scenario, but i would like to have her build up on a point that bachelor mentioned about to be challenge of the climate change. and also, as i mentioned on, on, on the economy side, i think the biggest challenge that the iraqis will, will face as early as the economy freeform and the economic reform i'm afraid it does is not going to come and pain free. and for this or any government that urge should come in place or must act as martin fast or to manager people's expectations and to run some sort of like a media campaign to educate the people, to, to, to, to basically air, to bring them from, from the past of like a via reliance and of on there are interiors and,
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and so on k through the, to see the be here of energy transition and accepting market economy. a lot of change need to be, are considered. but there is no pain free reform is going to take some time. i would say a minimum of 10 years of a stable governance. 10 years was 0 interferences from the political parties, especially of their economic care agencies and so on that we are in the final 2 minutes of our discussion. i want to draw attention to this on my laptop. we asked at the beginning of the shell. what is next for iraq? what's next for her lack after 1st election since mass protest in a sentence fashioning? what would you say? what would you hope for the issues are still there and the next government, the face, a lot of challenges. there is high rate of poverty. there are a lot of school drop out call. good 19 with dealed with very weak because our
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health structure is very weak. people need tangible change in their life. and i am hopeful because of having 97 female elected. and i hope they'll be the voice, especially a woman. i'm sure that i see that russia, what is next for iraq in a sentence this, this would rely on the blocks and the alliances that are going to be performed within over the next weeks. that will give us a clear picture on whether the country is going to continue in this sort of political submission or whether there will be progress. what i can hope for is that this parliament realizes that change is possible and that protest can bring change . and maybe now that there is an opposition within parliament, they might have to change their act. thank you so much. i really appreciate all of you gas. thank you for watching on youtube and of course on tv as well. have a look here on my laptop. these are 3 get you want to follow. on twitter. we have russia dash me check out our instagram. it's fantastic, and lou
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a as well. thank you so much, lou, for being part of the show. appreciate all of you. i'll see you next time. thanks for watching. everybody take care. ah ah, ah. ah, the world is warming, green lens ice sheet is melting, which is changing everything from sea levels to the way people live. and now even exposing the remnants of a cold war paused greenland the melting of the frozen no on al jazeera.
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