Iraqis head to the polls Thursday to elect a new full-term parliament. Four Iraqis who will be casting absentee ballots from Washington, D.C talk about how — and if — their ethnic and sectarian backgrounds will affect their vote.
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The four participants in the roundtable are Bilal Wahab, a Fulbright scholar at American University; Babylonia Marcus, an international development worker; Yasir Shallal, an engineer; and Ali al-Attar, a physician.