Mundher Adhami

Iraq: The End of the Beginning

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Whose elections are they anyway? Mundher Adhami looks at the prospects for democracy in Iraq.

The outcome of the Iraqi election means little to the reality on the ground: the rise of the resistance, lack of security and collapse of electricity, water and health services.

But the Sunni-Shia sectarian strife beloved by the US media is still resisted in Iraq. Almost all Iraqis live in either mixed areas, are in mixed marriages, or have mixed genealogies in religious or ethnic terms.

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