Secular parties do well in peaceful Iraqi elections

Election includes higher levels of participation by Sunni Arabs


 

Iraq’s provincial elections held over the weekend were peaceful and, significantly, included higher levels of participation by Sunni Arabs than in 2005. “The relative success of the secular parties may be a sign that a significant number of Iraqis are disillusioned with the religious parties that have been in power but have done little to deliver needed services,” the New York Times reports.

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Secular parties do well in peaceful Iraqi elections

  1. What’s this a positive article about democracy in Iraq and no posters in sight? Here is an issue that I have been waiting for as it leads to an interesting question. What is going to happen 20 30 years from now if and or when democracy is alive and well even kicking a bit in Iraq. By then the evil satan bush will be a minor figure back in the old days and we will be in a whole new world. I wonder about this as who knows. History has a very strange way of dealing with the dichotomy of one day great satan wicked ones next day honored leaders of old – just ask Abraham Lincoln, both Roosevelts etc etc : as if you have ever gone back and looked at newspapers from the time well just try it some day as you will be very surprised.