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14,000 Candidates Runnings For Office In Iraq

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14,000 Candidates Runnings For Office In Iraq

Iraq

14,000 Candidates Runnings For Office In Iraq

14,000 Candidates Runnings For Office In Iraq

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Thursday, three Sunni Muslim candidates were assassinated right before the country's provincial elections. More than 14,000 candidates are running for office, which some say is a good sign — and others describe as simply confusing. We explore why the country is expecting a lower voter turnout than in the past election and why in cosmopolitan Baghdad, analysts say secularists are likely to repudiate religious parties