With Iraq's parliamentary elections scheduled for Wednesday 30th April, this week's newsletter has a special section dedicated to the election and related news. In all, 9,045 candidates will compete to fill 328 seats, and much depends on the outcome.
As a cross-section of Iraq's best-informed people, what do you, our readers, forecast as the outcome of the election? Will Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law Coalition receive the most votes, as many expect? How soon will the parties be able to negotiate and finalise the formation of a new cabinet? And crucially, who will be the next Prime Minister?
Please let us know your predictions in the Comments section below.
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