Posts Tagged ‘Election’

Iraq political row threatens future polls

by Prashant Rao Note: This story was originally published by AFP on August 29, 2012. It can be found in full here. BAGHDAD (AFP) – A bitter row between Iraq’s political blocs is threatening the future independence of the country’s election commission and is casting doubt on whether provincial polls due next year will be [...]


Upstart Iraqi bloc seeks ‘peaceful uprising’ in Kurdistan

Prashant’s Note: This article was originally published by AFP on March 6, 2010. It can be found in full here. by Prashant Rao SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — In March 1991, Kurdish rebels rose up against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in what is known in the region simply as “the uprising”. Almost 19 years later to the [...]