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Iraqi Elites Fight for Power

December 17, 2008

Iraqi provincial elections may be the next important crossroads for the war-torn nation, with rival Shiite groups vying for power.

Leila Fadel, Baghdad bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers, expects those upcoming January 2009 elections to be different from the 2005 general election as Iraqis express their growing dissatisfaction with the quality of their lives.

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Fadel also foresees a possible increase in violence, especially in the oil-rich areas of the south and north. is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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