Pre-Elections, Iraqis Crave Stability

Nir Rosen interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

The coalition led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is likely to lead in the March 7 parliamentary elections, as Iraqis look for stability and security after years of conflict, says Nir Rosen, an analyst of Iraq's political scene.

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Iraqi Politics: Uncertainty Ahead

Jane Arraf interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Iraqis don't blame Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for an uptick in violence, but that doesn't mean he'll prevail in March 7 parliamentary elections, says veteran Middle East correspondent Jane Arraf.

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