Dare to be blonde: Iraqi female candidate shakes up the election
Most female politicians in Iraq wear the traditional black abaya, but one daring candidate, Ashwaq Talib al Zughaibi, has decided to spice things up, al Arabiya reports.
On her most recent campaign poster, Zughaibi dons bright pink lipstick and lets her blonde curls flow freely. Her poster reads “your own the decision, so make a better choice.”
Her decision to defy tradition has caused her to receive some criticism from Iraqis.
“She looks stupid. What qualifications does she have besides her looks?” said one Facebook user.
Another sarcastically asked, “Is she a political candidate or a singer?”
However, others defended her, saying she has never been seen drinking at bars and therefore should not be judged.
Whatever people’s opinions, she certainly has sparked a lot of interest; so far her poster has over 800 views on Facebook.
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