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Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Iraqi Elections: "Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss"

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Meet the New Iraqi Government Coalition, (Probably) the Same As the Old Coalition

By: Swopa Saturday March 13, 2010 5:00 pm

So the election results are trickling in slowly from the Iraqi parliamentary elections, and the coalition led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is expressing confidence that they will come away with the largest share of the votes — a confidence that may or may not be related to the gradually accumulating accusations of fraud in the ballot-counting process.

Although all of the blocs that made up the Iraqi national legislature have frayed somewhat since the last round of elections at the end of 2005, virtually all of the major players are expected to return when the dust settles this time… most likely including al-Maliki as the prime minister.

In Full, Firedoglake

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