The Iraqi Elections

March 31, 2010

In early March, Iraqis voted in national elections to form a new parliament, which will elect the prime minister and president. However, the election results remain in dispute between the two largest factions as they vie to form a new coalition government. Whoever emerges as the next prime minister, says Michael O’Hanlon, he will have a host of policy, political, territorial and sectarian issues to manage.