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Iraqi Institutions Drifting in a Postelection Limbo

Gunmen waving their weapons out the windows of unmarked cars are the most distinct sign of what it’s like to live in political limbo. They’ve been roaming the streets freely in the four months since Iraqis elected a parliament that has failed to form a permanent government. There are other hints too: The squatters who’ve taken over an old air force building. The armed, illegal vendors who’ve staked out claims to sidewalks. The prospect of another hot summer with no new power plants to drive air conditioners. Full Story

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