Friday, January 30, 2009
Iraq elections: How can you run a country this way?
Iraq is conducting provincial elections on January 31. "Uncertainty and tension are running high in Baghdad ... But this time fears are also touched by a new hope.
"'Iraq is transitioning into something more stable,'" says Ayad Allawi, former Iraqi interim prime minister.
He also said that Iraq wasn't a "sectarian" country. What?
"The elections, for 444 seats in 14 of Iraq's 18 provinces, will be contested by 14,431 candidates from more than 400 parties." [Emphasis added]
How do you run a country this way?
Read Jamail's full article here.