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Iraqi Political Parties Seek Delay in Vote

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Iraqi Political Parties Seek Delay in Vote

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Iraqi Political Parties Seek Delay in Vote

Iraqi Political Parties Seek Delay in Vote

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Citing increased violence, a petition from leaders of 17 Iraqi political parties calls for a delay of national elections now set for Jan. 30. But Shiites — who make up 60 percent of the population — are not in favor of any delay. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post.

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