November 23, 2009 12:57 PM

Ethnic infighting likely to doom January elections in Iraq

Shiite and Kurdish politicians on Monday responded to last week's veto of Iraq's election law by a Sunni vice president by passing a new version that would cut Sunni voting power still more. The new law is almost certain to be vetoed as well, making a January date for elections unlikely. That could undercut U.S. hopes for a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops.

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