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Title: Iraq’s Historic Elections: Boon or Bane for Iraqis?
Authors: Silm, Bouchaib
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
Issue Date: 2005
Source: Silm, B. (2005). Iraq’s Historic Elections: Boon or Bane for Iraqis? (RSIS Commentaries, No. 008). RSIS Commentaries. Singapore: Nanyang Technological University.
Series/Report no.: RSIS Commentaries, 008-05
Abstract: ON JANUARY 30, Iraqis went to the polls to choose a 275-member National Assembly. The new assembly will then select a prime minister and president by the end of this year. Around 7,500 candidates, from 75 parties and nine coalitions competed to be members of the National Assembly. The Iraqis, who had suffered under Saddam Hussein’s regime for more than two decades, found themselves between two hard choices. On the one hand, they faced pressures from militants to boycott the elections or risk more bloodshed. On the other hand, they faced the determination of the United States as the occupying power to proceed with the elections despite repeated calls for a delay from different groups who were worried that the elections would provoke more violence.
Schools: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies 
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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