The announcement this week that six winning candidates in Iraq's March 7 parliamentary election have ties to the former regime of Saddam Hussein and must be disqualified jeopardizes the slim margin of victory for Iraq's former prime minister, Ayad Allawi (shown here in February). Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqi Vote Results In Doubt After Disqualifications

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Poll Results In Kirkuk May Spur Census

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Victors In Iraqi Elections Include Suspected Murderers

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Iraqi Election Results Drag, Could Slow U.S. Plans

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An Iraqi man casts his vote at a polling station in Fallujah in Anbar province on March 7. Azhar Shallal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Iraq's Restive Anbar, Many Sunnis Now Resigned

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Astrologist Fills In Iraq's Election Results Void

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Early Election Results Show Iraqi PM's Bloc Ahead

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Voting Finished, Iraqis Wait For New Government

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Iraqis Wait For Official Election Results

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Iraq's Female Candidates, Activists Or Quota Fillers?

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Anti-Incumbent Sentiment Grows Ahead Of Iraq Vote

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Iraqi Candidates Plan Alliances Before Elections

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Ethnic Rivalries Heat Up Iraqi Election Campaigns

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An Iraqi policeman walks past campaign posters of Ibrahim al-Jaafari, right, of the Shiite Iraqi National Alliance, and Iraqi Human Rights Minister Wijdan Salim, left, of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's State of Law Coalition, at night in Baghdad, Iraq, March 1, 2010. Iraqis head to the polls on March 7 for an important national election. Hadi Mizban/AP hide caption

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Religion Plays A Lesser Role In Iraq's Election Season

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Trucks carrying goods from Iran to Iraq queue for inspection about 90 miles from the southeastern Iraqi city of Amara. These days, Iraqi truckers face more delays than mortal danger while working, but life remains a challenge. Essam al-Sudani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraq's Truckers In It For The Long, Dangerous Haul

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