Iraq Shia Seek Political Gains Iraq's Shiite population seeks new political power after years of oppression. There are more Shia living in Iraq than Sunnis or Kurds. But there are fissures between Islamic and secular Shia, and it is unclear whether cleric Muqtada al-Sadr will participate in the elections. NPR's Emily Harris reports.
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Shia Look for Gains in Iraq Election

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Shia Look for Gains in Iraq Election

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Shia Look for Gains in Iraq Election

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Iraq's Shiite population seeks new political power after years of oppression. There are more Shia living in Iraq than Sunnis or Kurds. But there are fissures between Islamic and secular Shia, and it is unclear whether cleric Muqtada al-Sadr will participate in the elections. NPR's Emily Harris reports.

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