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Shiites, Kurds Hold Advantage in Iraqi Elections

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Shiites, Kurds Hold Advantage in Iraqi Elections

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Shiites, Kurds Hold Advantage in Iraqi Elections

Shiites, Kurds Hold Advantage in Iraqi Elections

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Results from Iraq's Jan. 30 national assembly elections are almost final, and it appears the Shiite Muslim alliance received about 48 percent of the vote. The Kurdish parties won about 26 percent. The Shiite coalition victory falls well short of the two-thirds majority required to elect a presidential council, which in turn will select a prime minister.

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