Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Business

Print houses see market boost as elections campaigning kicks off

By Arkan Ali 15/4/2018
-

SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region — Printing houses in Sulaimani have been filled with posters and banners on which slogans and promises of candidates and political parties have been designed within the last few days. 


The campaign for the Iraqi parliament election began in the Kurdistan Region on Sunday. Campaigning within Iraq already started on Saturday, as Kurdistan observed the Anfal memorial day.


Hawzhin Mohammed, a print house owner in Sulaimani, told Rudaw they have been "under a lot of pressure" recently as candidates are hurrying to make banners and posters ahead of the election on May 12.


"Most of the candidates from all parties have come and we have served them," he added. "No political party has explicitly come."


He explained they have mostly been printing cards and posters.

 

After Sunday, streets and blocks will be fully covered with a spider net of the flags and slogans of political parties.

 

Some recently criticized candidates for printing their posters abroad.


Compared to the previous election, printing prices has been slashed by more than half after in light of the financial crisis which plagued the Kurdistan Region since early 2014. 

"We regularly work for eight hours [a day], but now we work 24 hours a day. Some 1,200 meters of printing is done per day,"  Omar Zorbash, another print house owner, told Rudaw.

PUK officials have expressed that those parties who began early campaigning, which is prohibited according to election regulations, need to be held to account.

"Measures should be taken against those who have prematurely begun campaigning," Bryar Rashid, the spokesperson for PUK's election body, said. "As the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, we will begin campaigning on April 15, the appointed date [by the commission] for the beginning of election campaign in the Kurdistan Region. "

Rashid added their "program and focus are not merely on what to do to win, but on what to do to serve people, and what to do to save people from this situation as well as leading them towards a better life."

Rizgar Aji Goran, head of KDP's election office in Sulaimani said their campaigning will be according to the regulations of the elections body.

"We will begin our campaign on the legal date and end it 48 hours before elections," Goran said.

Comments

 
Muraz Adzhoev | 15/4/2018
Will there be “slogans and promises” on posters, banners of political parties for implementation of the convincing outcome of the self-determination Referendum on reintegration of all areas and on independence of Southern Kurdistan from deadly failed, hostile, criminal, corrupt Iraqi federation? Suppose, there will be none of such promises or even slogans at least on posters, banners of the PUK, Gorran, Islamic parties. Certainly the Iraqi parliamentary elections should not have been conducted in Southern Kurdistan, occupied now by the anti-constitutional, criminal, chauvinistic government of the Iraqi arab islamic federation. It’s absolutely impossible, unreasonable to cooperate with notorious, insidious and incorrigible enemies in order to find out mutually advantageous and acceptable compromises.
Post a New Comment
Comment as a guest or Login for more enhanced interactive experience

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

Muraz Adzhoev | 4/19/2018 12:34:34 PM
«Kurdish parties (voluntarily) are running for office (in occupied Kirkuk province and city of Southern Kurdistan) under direct (criminal, ...
Adam | 4/19/2018 1:32:46 PM
These traitors do not represent the kurdish people in my town Kirkuk, one day they will get the punishment they deserve.
Kurdish election posters in Kirkuk torn down
| 19 hours ago | (3)
Hamid Sayadi | 4/19/2018 9:20:07 AM
Keep Photos of Ochalan home please, So so bad test of brainless Kurds.So late learners. See your mother kicker enemy the Turks and learn.
anon | 4/19/2018 1:03:56 PM
kurd, even without pkk turkey would still hunt down every kurd and kill them. Turkey doesn't care about the PKK the PKK is a scapegoat in order to...
Kurds pursue diplomatic avenues to end ‘occupation’ of Afrin
| 16/4/2018 | (9)
Mohamedzzz | 4/19/2018 5:24:09 AM
Turkey should get out of Afrin.
kurd | 4/19/2018 12:55:51 PM
this is a good news. finally
Saudis consider sending troops to Syria, amid US calls for more Arab action
| yesterday at 12:55 | (3)
kurd | 4/19/2018 12:54:59 PM
this is a shallow analysis of situation in syria. In fact, USA should take out assad and turn syria into a federal state..
Striking Syria, US repeating same mistakes as in Iraq
| 23 hours ago | (1)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

UNDP, German-backed water project opens in Rawanduz to benefit 26,000 9 hours ago |

UNDP, German-backed water project opens in Rawanduz to benefit 26,000

"This project replaces the old project more
Tribal leader worried vote in Tuz Khurmatu won’t be free or fair 11 hours ago |

Tribal leader worried vote in Tuz Khurmatu won’t be free or fair

Some parties in Saladin province are trying to more
Kurdish sons unite decades after Peshmerga father marched to USSR 12 hours ago |

Kurdish sons unite decades after Peshmerga father marched to USSR

"Let his name stay as Sharif more
0.265 seconds