Kurds See Chance at Iraqi Presidency Iraq's Kurds won an unexpectedly large share of the vote in the Jan. 30 parliamentary elections. Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani could become president of Iraq, a political move that would raise the profile of a long-oppressed people.
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Kurds See Chance at Iraqi Presidency

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Kurds See Chance at Iraqi Presidency

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Iraq's Kurds won an unexpectedly large share of the vote in the Jan. 30 parliamentary elections. Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani could become president of Iraq, a political move that would raise the profile of a long-oppressed people.

Kurdish men show their support for the Kurd leader and Iraqi presidential candidate Jalal Talabani in the northern Iraq city of Suleimaniya, Feb. 17, 2005. Reuters hide caption

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