Last week, ISW hosted a Capitol Hill lunch briefing on the recent elections in Iraq. If you missed the briefing, be sure to check out the briefing's highlightsby ISW Research Analyst Claire Russo. Included in the main points are:
The Iraqi population demonstrated its understanding that democracy can provide for their needs as, throughout Iraq, they voted for nationalist and secular-leaning parties over the sectarian parties who won in the elections of 2005.
Iraqis voted out incumbents in the majority of provinces, in what appears to be a demand for action at the local level.
The Sunni population of Iraq passed a major milestone in their reconciliation by electing a variety of political parties that illustrate the Sunnis' diverse political objectives.
Iraqis demonstrated their desire for a nation ruled by a strong central government, and despite successful provincial elections, many political obstacles lie ahead.
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