Iraq: Politics, Elections, and Benchmarks

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This report discusses Iraq's political system, which has been restructured through a U.S.-supported election process. The Iraqi government is increasingly characterized by peaceful competition rather than violence, but sectarianism and ethnic and factional infighting still remain. This report discusses issues relating to opponents of the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and also discusses the atmosphere of nationwide provincial elections. The report also addresses the Obama Administration's plan to reduce the U.S. troop presence in Iraq by August 2010 and briefly addresses the Iranian influence in Iraq.

Creator(s): Katzman, Kenneth
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Creation Date: June 2, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Katzman, Kenneth

Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: June 2, 2009
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Iraq
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Iran
Description:

This report discusses Iraq's political system, which has been restructured through a U.S.-supported election process. The Iraqi government is increasingly characterized by peaceful competition rather than violence, but sectarianism and ethnic and factional infighting still remain. This report discusses issues relating to opponents of the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and also discusses the atmosphere of nationwide provincial elections. The report also addresses the Obama Administration's plan to reduce the U.S. troop presence in Iraq by August 2010 and briefly addresses the Iranian influence in Iraq.

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13 pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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