Investigating Iraqiʼs Election Propaganda Photos
Keywords:Propaganda, persuasion, parliamentary election, presupposition
The current study explores the phenomena of election propaganda photos. A political slogan is viewed as one of the most important ways for political parties and candidates to communicate with voters, particularly when party identification is declining. Political advertising in Iraq began with the use of posters, flyers, and other printed materials. The present study sheds light on how candidates and political parties in Iraq communicate with their audiences. It studies Iraqi election propaganda photos from a pragmatic point of view and takes Yuleʼs theory (1996) of presupposition as a model for data analysis. The data concerning the candidates are chosen from different Iraqi provinces to investigate those electoral campaigns pragmatically. Furthermore, this study deals with various aspects in terms of the expressions used for the purpose of influencing the voter's decision for the right candidate.
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