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Iraqis Prepare for Parliamentary Election

Iraqis go to the polls Thursday to elect a national parliament. They'll choose from a long list of candidates from a wide variety of parties. Guests take a look at the leading candidates, the key issues facing the country and the divisions among the Sunnis, Shia and Kurds.

Guests:

Phebe Marr, senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace; historian of modern Iraq; author, The Modern History of Iraq

Edward Wong, New York Times reporter in Baghdad

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