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Democracy in Iraq: Praise the Leader
How is a country rated in the democracy stakes? Freely-cast votes are one crucial sign, in the case of Iraq official language may be another. Iraqis have voted several times since the end of Saddam Hussein’s regime and provincial elections are on course for January 31. But have the ingrained habits of dictatorship really been erased?