The party of former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi won two more seats in this month's parliamentary elections than the party of current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Maliki has called the outcome a "fraud," and demanded a recount. Today, Allawi claimed that Iran is trying to prevent him from forming a government.
Can Democracy Survive in Iraq?
Ned Parker - Reuters News Service - @nedmparker1, Laith Kubba - Spokesman, former Iraqi Prime Minister al-Jaafari, Michael O'Hanlon - Brookings Institution - @MichaelEOHanlon, Meghan O'Sullivan - former Deputy National Security Adviser on Iraq and Afghanistan