WITH OFFICIAL RESULTS EXPECTED THIS WEEK, THE SHIA ARE PREPARING FOR MAJORITY RULE. STILL UNDECIDED: THE EXACT ROLE OF THE SUNNIS AND KURDS

WITH OFFICIAL RESULTS EXPECTED THIS WEEK, THE SHIA ARE PREPARING FOR MAJORITY RULE. STILL UNDECIDED: THE EXACT ROLE OF THE SUNNIS AND KURDS

But since it's clear that the United Iraqi Alliance has won well over 50 percent, and probably closer to two-thirds of the national vote, it is they who will decide on the government. And the 21-member executive committee of the Alliance, popularly known as the Shia List, has been meeting all week to hammer out the transition so it's ready once the count is complete. With a four-to-one lead in the preliminary results over their next nearest rival, the incumbent Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, the...
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