Secular parties do well in peaceful Iraqi elections - Macleans.ca

Secular parties do well in peaceful Iraqi elections

Election includes higher levels of participation by Sunni Arabs

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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.

New York Times

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