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Olympic: Olympic Village and Turkmen Candidates

olympic: Eleven seats are reserved for religious and ethnic minorities five for Christians, five for Turkmen candidates and one for the Armenian community, according to Vancouver Courier. Polls close at 6 p.m. 1500 GMT and it is not clear when the results will be announced.article continues below Trending Stories Do you recognize this guy who totally lost it at a Tim Hortons VIDEO Vancouver construction workers chase down carjacking suspect Site near Olympic Village approved for modular housing Receding glaciers make Pemberton-area Mount Meager volcano less stable than ever before The last parliamentary elections were in 2013, but the assembly stopped meeting in 2015 amid internal political tensions and the war against the Islamic State group. More than 700 candidates are vying for 111 seats in the elections, in which nearly 3.5 million Kurds are eligible to vote. The political deadlock also delayed new elections, which were originally planned for last November. Those two factions are expected to win the lion's share of the vote. Kurdish politics have long been dominated by Masoud Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party and the rival Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, which is riven by infighting. ( As reported in the news.