Abadi lifts ban on transportation in Iraq procinces

<p style="text-align: left;">Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi lifted a curfew imposed on transport between Iraqi provinces during the election day on Saturday, May 12.

Abadi&rsquo;s office said the prime minister had lifted curfew to facilitate movements of Iraqis during the election day, NRT reported.

He also authorized security chiefs to impose a partial ban on particular zones that still pose a security threat, according to an assessment by the security and intelligence services.

Transport was prohibited between the Iraqi provinces during the Iraqi parliamentary election.

Nearly 24 million Iraqis are eligible to cast their votes to elect members of parliament, who will in turn elect the Iraqi President and Prime Minister.

In the Kurdistan Region, up to 3,144,730 people are eligible to cast their votes for the parliamentary election.

The parliamentary election will be the first general election since Iraq&rsquo;s victory over Islamic State in December last year.

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