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In Basra, Shiite Voters Consider a Secular Government

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In Basra, Shiite Voters Consider a Secular Government

Iraq

In Basra, Shiite Voters Consider a Secular Government

In Basra, Shiite Voters Consider a Secular Government

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Shiite Muslims are a majority in Iraq, and are expected to take power in the upcoming national election. In Basra, a predominantly Shiite Muslim city of 1.8 million people, voters express a range of political opinions, with some favoring secular politicians in the upcoming vote.