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The challenges awaiting the new leader of South Africa's ANC

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Bangladeshi PM calls violence in Myanmar 'unacceptable'

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Was 2017 the worst year for the environment?

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Rhiannon Giddens strikes out on her 'Freedom Highway'

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Latest update 25/03/2010

2010 Iraqi parliamentary elections

Iraqis headed to the polls on March 7 to elect their national parliament for the second time since the 2003 invasion that ousted dictator Saddam Hussein from power. The poll is seen as a key test for Iraq's fledgling democracy, and is being closely followed by the United States, whose troops are set to complete their withdrawal from the country by the end of 2011.

Background
How to create a polling centre

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Al Qaeda declares 'curfew' on election day, threatens voters

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Powerful car bomb kills pilgrims at Shiite holy site in Najaf

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Violence ahead of crucial legislative poll

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Banned candidates reinstated as campaigning begins

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Pitfalls on path to election day in Iraq

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