PM al-Maliki Warns of Violence, Calls for Iraqi Election Recount

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With the vote-counting almost over in Iraq's national election, challenger Ayad Allawi is slightly ahead of the current Prime Minister. Will Nouri al-Maliki give up power without a fight? Both men are Shiites, but Allawi's support comes largely from Sunnis. Al-Maliki claims fraud and says if there's not a manual recount, there could be violence. The electoral commission has refused. Brian Katulis is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.

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Guest:
Brian Katulis - Center for America Progress - @Katulis

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal