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Iraq’s First Female Mayor To Take The Helm In Baghdad – 23 February 2015

RT logoA woman has been named mayor of Baghdad for the first time in Iraqi history by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, as corruption and violence continue to rage throughout the country.

Zekra Alwach, a civil engineer and director general of the Ministry of Higher Education, begins work on Sunday, according to a municipal source cited by AFP. Alwach is to become the only female mayor of any Arab League capital.

She was named as a replacement for former Bagdad Mayor Naim Aboub, who was dismissed last week.

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