Sunday, December 25, 2005

How the Shiites have reacted

As you know, the Sunnis and secular Shiites have been contesting the results of the election. But one of the tests of whether or not democracy takes hold is how the sides deal with these questions. Well, the Shiites have responded to the contesting of results: Shiites are rejecting calls for new Iraqi ballot, and instead are preparing for coalition talks. Again, I have no idea how this will unfold, but it is clearly a critical series of events if democracy is to take hold.

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