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Let the voting begin

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Issue: "Abortion: Delta force," Jan. 22, 2005

Lead candidates: Ayad Allawi, current interim prime minister; Hussein Sadr (uncle of Shiite fanatic Muqtada Sadr); Nazzar Khaizaran, Sunni tribal chief; Qassim Daoud, current minister for national security.

The Iraqis, II (al-Iraqiya)

Mainly tribal leaders-Shiite and Sunni-support interim president Ghazi Yawer over Mr. Allawi.

Lead candidate: Current interim president Ghazi Yawer.

Iraqi Communist Party

The oldest Communist party in the Arab world, its slate holds 275 candidates, including 91 women.

Lead candidates: Party head Hamid Majid Moussa and Mufid Jaza'iri, the interim minister of culture.

The Iraqi Islamic Party

The Sunni-based list has issued repeated calls to boycott the election, submitted a slate of 275 candidates, then announced their withdrawal on Dec. 27.

Lead candidate: Muhsin Abd Hamid.

Mindy Belz
Mindy Belz

Mindy travels to the far corners of the globe as the editor of WORLD and lives with her family in the mountains of western North Carolina. Follow Mindy on Twitter @mcbelz.

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