The presidential and parliamentary elections in Kurdistan region began earlier today. First to cast their ballots in the 'special voting' were security forces personnel, detainees and people in hospitals. Approximately 120 thousand voters are expected to take part in this early voting. The main bulk of voters are still scheduled to cast their ballots on Saturday the 25th.
For a useful interactive map of the elections click here.
Here also you can find short biographies of the five candidates running for president in Kurdistan.