Friday, January 22, 2010

The Politics Behind Iraq's Second Parliamentary Election

I just wrote this article on Iraq's upcoming elections for the Jamestown Foundation.

Iraqis will head to the polls on March 7 in the second parliamentary election since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Iraqi politics are in a state of flux that is reflected in the run-up to the vote. The election law was held up over longstanding issues like Kirkuk. At the same time, the ethno-sectarian parties that dominated the 2005 polls are being challenged by a new wave of nationalist parties. This has created challenges to forming a state ruled by law, given tensions between the new parties and the old lists that are attempting to hold onto power. Read the rest here.

1 comment:

Wladimir van Wilgenburg said...

Congrats for your first Jamestown article.

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