Saturday, June 21, 2014

#Wikidata - #Iraq has a parliament too

Given the #USA involvement in Iraq and given its traditional aim of bringing democracy to the world, you would expect both Wikipedia and Wikidata to have a wealth of information about Iraqi democracy and politicians.

The last list of Iraqi parliamentarians includes many red links and new elections have been held twice. The recent elections have a result and, ayatollah Al-Sistani has urged for the new parliament to convene. That makes sense in the light of the current fighting going on in Iraq.

Typically Wikipedia is great at providing back ground information. For Iraq there is room for improvement. I wonder where to find the Iraqi 2014 election results with all 325 elected members of the council of representatives. In the mean time Wikidata learned about more Iraqi politicians.

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