Iraq: Politics, Elections, and Benchmarks.

21 12 2009

URL: http://opencrs.com/document/RS21968/. Source: Congressional Research Service.

Iraq’s political system, the result of a U.S.-supported election process, is increasingly exhibiting peaceful competition but continues to be riven by sectarianism and ethnic and factional infighting. As 2009 began, there was renewed maneuvering by opponents of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki who view him as authoritarian and might try to replace him, particularly if his party had fared poorly in the January 31, 2009 provincial elections.

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