On Monday, the Women Empowerment Conference was held in Baghdad, in coordination with international and Iraqi female figures. The conference seeks to encourage women to have bigger political roles in Iraqi politics.
Lebanon heads to general elections for the first time in nine years. This is the first elections to include the 82k expat voters, totaling the total registered voters at 3.6 million. This election also sees a new Electoral system in which voters will vote twice, once for coalitions and once for the candidate.