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Iraq Elections 2010

Election Boycotts: Losing Voices and Votes

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Usually in elections, the voters' central dilemma is deciding whether to vote for candidate 'A', 'B', or even 'C'. However, in Egypt's upcoming presidential elections, voters and organizing blocs are revisiting the dilemma they faced in their 2012 elections.

A Bad Omen: The Iraqi Elections Impasse

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

What Arab Gulf governments and citizens, Sunnis and Shi'ites alike, want is for an independent Iraq to emerge within the framework of its Arab sister states.

The Iraqi Vote and its Implications

Amir Madani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amir Madani

The emerging trend of the Iraqi vote suggests moderation and compromise at all levels. But, in spite of some unexpected results, the big issue remains the ethnic and confessional partitioning of the country.

Without National Reconciliation, Iraqi Democracy is a Mirage

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The Iraqi elections prove only that the country is at a critical crossroads and that sectarianism continues to be a major threat.

Iraq Election Fallout May Spark New Wave Of Violence

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — For the first time since the 2003 overthrow of their patron, Saddam Hussein, Iraq's Sunni Arabs are on the winning side. But the trium...

Iraq Elections: Prime Minister 'Fighting For His Political Life'

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The man who has led Iraq for the past four years is battling for his political survival just as U.S. troops are getting ready to pack ...

Iraq Election: Al-Maliki Accuses Election Official Of Fraud

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A secular coalition challenging the Iraqi prime minister in the country's historic parliamentary elections has narrowly pulled ahead f...

Al-Maliki Assassination Rumors Quashed By Television Appearence | TIM ARANGO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Flanked by his national security team, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki went on television Sunday night and praised Iraq's security forces for thei...

Iraq Election Results: Nouri Al-Maliki Battling Secular Challenger

AP | BEN HUBBARD AND QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — First results from Iraq's parliamentary election showed the prime minister and his secular rival locked in an extremely tight contest ...

Iraq's Election Milestone

Jaffar al-Rikabi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaffar al-Rikabi

As an Iraqi, I am proud of what my people achieved last weekend. Following disappointing elections in Afghanistan and controversial ones in Iran, we showed that Iraq's trajectory beams on a different path.

Iraq Election: Turnout At 55-60 Percent, Despite Attacks

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi prime minister's coalition and its main secular rival both claimed to be ahead in the vote count Monday, a day after histori...

Iraq Election: Major Turnout At Polls Despite Insurgent Violence

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraqis defied insurgents who lobbed hand grenades at voters and bombed a polling station Sunday in an attempt to intimidate those taki...

Iraq: Car Bomb Strikes Shiite Holy City, Killing 3

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSEM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Under a blanket of tight security designed to thwart insurgent attacks, Iraqis went to the polls Sunday in an election testing the abi...

Baghdad Bombs: Death Toll Rises To 17

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A string of deadly blasts shattered an early round of voting in Iraq Thursday, killing 17 people and highlighting the fragile nature o...

Iraq Election: Poor Selling Votes For Cash | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iraq is rife with allegations of vote buying a week ahead of the country's national elections. ...