Iraq's Allawi Awaits Outcome of National Election

Ayad Allawi

Ayad Allawi, Iraq's interim prime minister, addresses tribal leaders in Samarra on Jan. 27. Reuters hide caption

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Iraq's interim prime minister, Ayad Allawi talks about Sunday's elections. He has spent the past week urging Iraqis to vote, while campaigning at the top of the Iraqi List slate. He discusses his legacy as interim leader and his determination to keep the polls open, regardless of security concerns.

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