Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Kirkuk Returns

In an unsurprising development, the Kurdish Unity List looks to have about 2/3 of the Kirkuk area provincial board and 25% of Parliament seats. As regular readers know, these returns are huge because of the conflict over the status of Kirkuk, which Kurds want to be part of Kurdistan but which was subject to Ba'athist Arabization programs meant to break the Kurdish presence in the city. Arabs turnout in the city was low.


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