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Voice of the vendors: Raniya street hawker elected to Kurdistan parliament

By Rudaw 10/10/2018
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A humble street vendor from Raniya, Sulaimani province will soon enter the Kurdistan Region parliament after successfully running for election.

Yassin Khidir, who left school after the 12th grade to sell sunflower seeds, is well-known around town where he has worked as a vendor for 27 years – selling everything from sweets, fruits, and clothes, to electronics from his handcart. 


Now, after securing 6,000 votes in the September 30 election, Khidir will represent his community in the Erbil parliament as a Gorran MP. 

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