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Iraq Under the Gun: Elections and the Quest for Stability

The last time Iraqis went to the polls was in 2010, during the run-up to the departure of US-led forces. This time, they're long gone and sectarian violence is at its worst since 2008. Traffic was banned on election day to prevent car bombings. Voting was almost non-existent in mostly Sunni Anbar province where jihadists have capitalised on simmering anger with Baghdad's authorities. So what's left of Iraq and its democracy? After Saddam Hussein, have the US and UK washed their hands of Iraq?

By François PICARD

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Associate Editor in Chief, Paris Match

Abdelraman Dara SULEIMAN

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2017-03-23 London

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2017-03-23 London

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2017-03-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

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It was a spectacle unseen in previous French presidential races: lively exchanges but no knockout punches in a five-way candidates’ debate. The over three-hour long event served...

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2017-03-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

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It was a spectacle unseen in previous French presidential races: lively exchanges but no knockout punches in a five-way candidates’ debate. The over three-hour long event served...

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2017-03-20 USA

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