Kurdish people have received Iraq's PM Haider al-Abadi in Sulaimani with negligence and protests.
Abadi, who seeks a second term, has been greeted with half-empty halls. Outside the hall, angry youths ripped up his posters.
Abadi, the head of the Victory (Nasr) Alliance, has fielded 28 candidates in the Kurdistan Region.
Most attendees at the halls were Turkmen and Arabs. Few Kurds attended.
Abadi's visit to Duhok was cancelled.
Abadi claims he seeks a nonsectarian and unified Iraq. But his policies oppose this view.
He has always supported Iran-allied IMIS Militias that committed atrocities against Kurdish people, most notably in Kirkuk.
Kurdish TV cameras were thwarted from covering the event.