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Kurds Move Into 2nd Place in Iraq Vote Count

A coalition of Iraq’s main two Kurdish parties has moved into second place behind a Shi’ite Islamist alliance in the vote count following the Jan. 30 elections, partial results released Monday showed.The partial results, from some polling centers in 13 of Iraq’s 18 provinces, showed that the Shi’ite alliance had around 2.3 million votes, with the Kurds winning around 1.1 million and a bloc led by interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi on around 620,000.Full Story

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