Sunday, November 9, 2008

Date set for Iraq provincial poll - BBC Online

Iraq has said provincial elections, which are seen by the US as a key step in the national reconciliation process, will take place on 31 January.

The vote will be held in 14 of Iraq's 18 provinces - excluding Kirkuk and three autonomous Kurdish provinces.

Many Sunni Arabs and some Shia groups boycotted the polls in 2005, leading to the election of what some Iraqis see as unrepresentative local councils.

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