Friday, June 4, 2010

Iraq's Elections

Iraq's national elections happened with a level of violence that was below most expectations.  This, on the heel of successful governate-level elections in early 2009.  Again, I'm not recommending vacations to Baghdad, but things are improving.  You should definitely keep an eye on Iraq's market.  If a new government is successfully formed, it will be an important milestone.  The overall winner, Ayad Allawi, was very popular among Iraqis that I spoke with (though neither Allawi nor Maliki won enough seats in the Council of Representatives to form a majority).

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