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Iraqis vote Saturday to elect members of the provincial councils, in the first elections since the departure of US forces from the country by the end of 2011, represent a test of the stability of the country's political and security situation. And the current election, the first since the parliamentary elections early in 2010, is a test of the popularity of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is locked in a competition with his political partners who accuse him of singularity in power and undo the agreements. In the meantime, the continuing demonstrations for months in Anbar, Ninewa and Salah al-Din Sunni protest against the policy of undermining the Sunni Arabs who accuse the Government of Maliki, a Shiite. And increased tension in the country, the situation of violence in recent days across the country, which has seen a series of violence peaked in 2006 and 2008 behind tens of thousands of victims, most of them civilians. And there would be elections on the same day in Anbar, Ninewa, out of 18 provinces across the country, because of the unstable security situation, estimated by government agencies. The killing of 14 candidates for the elections throughout the country, most of the candidates "the iraqiya list led by former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, during the past few days.
Voters will not participate in the four provinces are disputed Kirkuk, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, Dahuk that represent the Kurdistan semi-autonomous northern Iraq vote on the same day. In Kirkuk, local elections are still pending because of political differences between the Central Government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government, which is seeking as part of its territory. As no local elections in the provinces of Kurdistan, at the same time with the remaining Iraqi governorates, and soon will be on the 8th September next.
Kersbit House, finds the Director of group «Eurasia», «Advisory Middle East and North Africa London-based, these elections «crystallized sectarian polarization, and more from past elections certainly». He added that "the basic problem in Iraq recounts, I'm still waiting for someone who can make political dialogue. The differences (between parties) probably not political.
It seems that the political process since the last parliamentary elections that politicians long negotiations then fought until they choose a Prime Minister, in a complex way, rarely agree on legislation of any of the laws since then. As a result, the majority of voters do not trust improved, especially with regard to poor basic services under common corruption and high unemployment. And provincial councils (elected) to nominate conservatives who are responsible for administrative and financial matters, construction projects, and follow things. Rarely going campaign by ideological trends or focus on the political process, despite the adoption of provincial councils a lot of controversial issues. Therefore, routing rival parties voters based on sectarian and ethnic or tribal identity. The estimated number of Iraqis eligible to vote Saturday, some 13 million and a half, in an election contested by more than 8,000 prize b 378 seats. Despite the declining violence in Iraq compared to the height of the sectarian war, the country still faces major security challenges, mostly gunmen standing behind years associated with Al-Qaida and carry out attacks in an attempt to undermine the confidence of the majority of the Shiite-led Government. And is expected to open ballot boxes amid escalating violence, after attacks across Iraq killed more than 200 people in every month of this year, the highest rate of victims during the last three months of last year, according to an AFP tally. Violence Monday, killing about 50 people in a wave of attacks that transformed it into one of the bloodiest in the past days of the month.
The Iraqi security forces for the first time responsibility for securing the elections without the support of US forces or international since the ouster of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Although the police forces responsible for protection to provinces, the Federal Government remains responsible for the security situation to the President of the country.http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=&to=en&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sotaliraq.com%2Fmobile-news.php%3Fid%3D96630%23axzz2P9fvpLJ2

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