How do Iraqis feel today?
Ask the Friends of Democracy.
Our correspondent in Zy Qar province filed interviews with local voters. (Click here to listen in Arabic.)
The citizens of the Zy Qar governorate went in mass to the polls in spite of difficult conditions and threats, all for our dear Iraq. In front of one of the voting centers, we met citizens to get their opinions about elections.
Question: Ms. Zeinab Jabbar, what is your feeling on Election Day?
Answer: For the first time, we have an opportunity to give our opinion in all justice and equality and without pressures. We all have the same desire to elect people who represent the real sovereignty and build a new Iraq, and Iraq of justice, stability, without oppression, away from confessionalism and nepotism where all the citizens will be equal. I hope all Iraqis hopes will be fulfilled through these elections.
Q: Ms. Alaa Rabih, what is your feeling on elections?
A: My feeling is a feeling of nationalism and revolution. For the first time, we feel secure and stable, we will have a new constitution and live in a peaceful Iraq.
Q: Mr. Ahmad Salman, what is your feeling on Election Day?
A: A good feeling, a feeling of a revolution happening.
Q: Ms. Batoul what is your feeling on Election Day?
A: This is a celebration. I hope for justice, equality and security and that democratic operation ends without any loss.