IBBC Interview with H.E. Dr Barham Salih, President of the Federal Government of Iraq

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H.E. Dr Barham Salih, President of the Federal Government of Iraq gives a wide ranging interview to IBBC at the Cumberland Lodge Retreat. Dr Salih discusses in detail the recent general elections, including the problems of transparency and low turnout, which afflicted the vote. Dr Salih explains the importance of making a statement through democratic voting, despite the grievances many young Iraqis feel. He continues by touching on the significance of the government’s defeat of ISIS and the implications of the failed Kurdish Referendum. He also stresses the importance of empowering young people in society and giving them confidence to influence the future of Iraq and its people.