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Iraqi Politicians Divided on Baath Party

Two years after his arrest, Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party still casts a shadow over Iraq’s attempts to build a democracy, dividing politicians over whether former members should be allowed to run for parliament. Ahead of Thursday’s vote, the commission in charge of purging senior Baath members from public posts tried to get about 100 candidates barred from the race. When the election bureau declined to move against the candidates, the commission urged Iraqis not to vote for them. Full Story

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