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Iraq Elections

Muqtada al-Sadr: Elections Will Hopefully Push Out American "Occupiers"

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A prominent anti-American Shiite cleric said Friday he hopes recent provincial elections will help unite Iraqis to push out the United...

Ban Ki-Moon Visits Iraq, Praises Progress

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The U.N. secretary-general said Friday that provincial elections were an important step toward full democracy but told Iraqis they sti...

Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki Is Big Winner In Elections

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's allies swept to victory over Shiite religious parties during last weekend's provincial elections in I...

Zeinab Sadiq Jaafar and the Battle for Women in Iraq

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Madeleine M. Kunin

In comparison to the brave women running for office in Iraq, why are American women so accepting of the political status quo. Why aren't we running for office more often? What do we risk?

Sunni Tribal Leader In Iraq Says He Can Prove Election Fraud

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A senior Sunni tribal leader claimed Wednesday to have hundreds of documents proving fraud in weekend elections in Anbar province, esc...

Iraqi election hints of troubles for Shiite giant

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The biggest Shiite party in Iraq once appeared to hold all the political sway: control of the heartland, the backing of influential cl...

Iraqi elections avoid violence but complaints loom

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Passing through razor-wire cordons and police checkpoints, Iraqi voters Saturday took another step in the nation's quest for stability...

Iraq Elections: Will Democracy Trump Violence?

Huffington Post, AP | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iraq is preparing for Saturday's provincial elections, the first elections in the country since 2005 and widely viewed as a test of the country's stab...

Iraqi Elections: Share Your Experiences, Photos

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hanna Ingber Win

Iraqi voters go to the polls this Saturday for the first time since 2005 as they cast their ballots in provincial elections. Early voting began Wednes...

Iraqi Elections: Thousands Of Women Defy Conservative Attitudes And Run For Office | SAM DAGHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- Amal Kibash, a candidate for the Baghdad provincial council, is running a bold and even feverish campaign by most standards. With elections...

Iraq Ballot Vote Sees Allegations Of Corruption, Intimidation

The National Newspaper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD // It was the country's first ballot of 2009 -- a year that could see 10 different elections in Iraq -- and according to some voters, it was m...

Iran Sees Iraq's Upcoming Elections As Opportunity To Gain Influence, Pentagon Says

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Iran is likely to use this year's elections in Iraq to try and extend its influence over the country even as it trains, funds and ...

Tom Ricks: Obama's War In Iraq May Last Longer Than Bush's

Foreign Policy | Tom Ricks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

News flash for the president-elect: All our troops are combat troops. It isn't like some American soldiers stroll around Iraq unarmed. Nor do the insu...

Iraq Approves Election Law Months Behind Schedule

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Iraq's presidential council on Friday ratified a law that paves the way for the first provincial elections in four years, officials sa...

Iraqi Provincial Elections Law Overwhelming Approved By Parliament, Reconciliation Efforts Boosted

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD — Under intense U.S. pressure, Iraq's parliament approved a law Wednesday paving the way for the first provincial elections in four year...

Iraqi Electoral Officials Ambushed By Gunmen

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying election workers in southern Iraq on Monday, killing two of them including an official known for...

Reading The Pictures: Latest Cover For Iraq's Core Meltdown

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-08-08-nyt_shaw_iraq.jpgRemarkable, isn't it, how this cover -- illustrating Sunday's NYT Mag lead story on Iraq -- manages to reduce what is otherwise Russian Roulette with a Rubik's Cube to a one-liner?

Battle Over Oil-Rich Kirkuk Threatens To Derail Iraq Elections

McClatchy Newspapers | Leila Fadel and Sahar Issa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite intense U.S. pressure, Iraqi legislators Sunday failed to reach an agreement to solve an increasingly bitter dispute over the oil-rich norther...

Confessions of an Anti-Iraq War Democrat: Memories of a Purple Finger

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Many anti-war Democrats now see a moral obligation (after all the carnage and destruction wrought by our military intervention) not just to pick up and leave Iraq without looking over our shoulders.

Shiite Power Struggle Threatens Iraq Elections

United Press International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iraq's provincial elections may be threatened by rivalries between Shiite groups whose differences affect the country's balance of power. Shiites gen...

Jason Linkins

National Review Blogger Terrified Of New Five-Dollar Bill | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

National Review blogger Mark Krikorian is all upset at the changes that have been made to U.S. currency, fingering the redesign of the five-dollar bil...

Iraqi Council Strikes Down Key Law

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Iraq's presidential council rejected a plan for new provincial elections and sent the bill back to parliament Wednesday for reworking,...