Instability a Hurdle as Iraq Prepares for Vote

Members of the Iraqi National Guard show their support at a rally in Najaf for al-Sistani

Members of the Iraqi National Guard show their support at a rally in Najaf for Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric, Sept. 10, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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Election logistics in a chaotic Iraq are a major concern as the country prepares for January elections. Adnan Pachachi, a member of Iraq's National Assembly, says the country needs to concentrate on creating a climate secure enough to allow people to vote. He speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep.

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