Iraq gets First Female Mayor

By John Lee.

Zekra Al Wash [Thikra Alwash] (pictured), a civil engineer and director general of the Ministry of Higher Education, has been named as the new mayor of Baghdad.

According to a report from AFP, this makes her the first woman to be given such a post in the whole country.

Al Wash replaces Naeem Aboub [Naeem Abaob al-Kaabi], who was dismissed last week.

(Source: AFP)

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3 Responses to Iraq gets First Female Mayor

  1. sheytanelkebir 2nd March 2015 at 14:24 #

    its alwash not al wash.

    also she's not the first mayor. Baghdad had a female mayor in the 1950s.