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Bare-Knuckle Democracy in Iraq Rebel Territory

In a burst of flame and smoke, a roadside bomb exploded Tuesday next to an American military convoy carrying a top Baghdad electoral official, Izzadin al-Muhammadi, as he rode through Baquba to a meeting with local politicians. The blast wounded no one, but it shook up Mr. Muhammadi. Then things got bad. At the fortified government center in this provincial capital in insurgent country, local leaders assailed Mr. Muhammadi with complaints. Why aren’t there more polling centers? What will you do about all the people who cheat? Can you set up a fairer system for selecting observers? Full Story

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