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Iraq / Elections / Women Candidates #777776

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 22, 2005
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Mark Mullen) The crackdown in Iraq for security for the elections featured; scenes shown of released Chinese hostages, the site of insurgent attacks, the paper ballots & election materials warehoused at the airport; details given of the confusion about the process of multi-party elections & the role of Iraqi police in providing the first line of defense. [Election commissioner Farid AYAR†- comments.] [Middle East expert Simon HENDERSON†- talks about providing safe conditions for voting.] [Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad ALLAWI - comments on the elections.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera) The women candidates for the legislature in Iraq's elections featured; details given of the aim of preventing the rise of an extreme fundamental government & of the campaign of fear & intimidation aimed at the candidates. [Two women CANDIDATES - talk about the elections.] [Women for Women International president Zainab SALBI†- says women have to be involved in the new constitution; outlines the female issues.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Further coverage of the election on "Meet the Press" noted.

Reporter(s):
Seigenthaler, John;
Mullen, Mark;
Caruso-Cabrera, Michelle
Duration:
00:05:00

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