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Top Iraq groups demand poll delay (from ATSNN)

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posted on Nov, 26 2004 @ 11:56 AM
A group of leading Iraqi figures have asked for the 30 January polls to be delayed due to heavy fighting in majour cities all around Iraq
At least 10 political groups, including the two large Kurdish parties and the party of former presidential candidate Adnan Pachachi, have backed the call.

Fierce fighting between insurgents and US-led forces in Sunni Arab areas has already prompted Iraq's top Sunni parties to threaten a poll boycott.

Iraq's interim constitution says polls must take place by the end of January

The Iraqi electoral commission has said it will consider the parties' demand for the polls to be postponed by six months.

"We will examine this request tomorrow morning. It's a very complicated question," commission spokesman Abdel Hussein al-Hindawi told French news agency AFP.

Representatives of Iraq's Shia community, which accounts for about 60% of the population, have said they are keen to avoid any delay in holding elections.

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This was seen coming from a long way
How can Iraq even have elections at times like this?
With bombs going off every where.

in my view this is a good decision,
They should wait until things calm down more.

[edit on 26-11-2004 by bodrul]

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