Laith Kubba

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Spokesman for then-Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari; Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the National Endowment for Democracy

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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.

Can Democracy Survive in Iraq?

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.

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What if you have an election and nobody wins? That's the latest challenge to democracy in Iraq, and it may take months for a new government to be formed.

Can Democracy Survive in Iraq?

What if you have an election and nobody wins? That's the latest challenge to democracy in Iraq, and it may take months for a new government to be formed.

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Iraq has been preparing for crucial nationwide elections early in March, and Sunnis, who boycotted last time around, have been full participants in the process.

Does Democracy in Iraq Have a Future?

Iraq has been preparing for crucial nationwide elections early in March, and Sunnis, who boycotted last time around, have been full participants in the process.

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