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Iraq / Elections #920469

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 05, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jim Sciutto) The landmark election in Iraq in which Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's party won big over religious parties examined; details given about the signs of the weakening of the religious parties and the possible move toward the end of religious division. [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON†- says Iraqis like a successful strongman.] [Religious teacher Sheikh Ni'maa al-EBADI†- {thru reporter's translation}; dental school student Hiba al-YASSIN†- comment.]

Gibson, Charles;
Sciutto, Jim

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