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“I don’t think these elections will be of any use. They may even have a negative impact on the country. Democracy cannot be imposed or strengthened with guns and tanks,” the agency quoted Gorbachev as saying.
Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev called the Iraqi parliamentary elections a profanation.
In an interview with the Interfax news agency, he said the elections are “very far from what true elections are. And even though I am a supporter of elections and of the transfer of power to the people of Iraq, these elections were fake.”
Originally posted by djohnsto77
Whatever you say of these elections, they are by far the fairest ever held in Iraq and the Middle East as a whole.