On Deadline

January 2005
New Republic;1/24/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 2, p7
Focuses on problems faced by the planned January 30, 2005 elections in Iraq. Inability to hold a free and fair vote in the presence of the extreme violence in Iraq; Lack of sufficient polling stations in Anbar Province, where the entire electoral commission recently quit; Problems posed by the likelihood that Sunni Arabs in Iraq will not gain sufficient representation through the elections; Influence of Grand Ayatollah Ali Al Sistani in bringing about the elections.


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