Kurds See Chance at Iraqi Presidency

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Kurds Raise Poster of Talabani

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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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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