Middle East

November 18, 2009

Iraqi elections in jeopardy as Sunni VP vetoes key law

Iraq's pivotal national elections were thrown back into turmoil and potential delay Wednesday, after Vice President Tariq al Hashemi vetoed part of an election law and sent it back to parliament. Hashemi, a Sunni Muslim, charged that the measure doesn't provide adequate representation for millions of displaced Iraqis, most of whom are thought to be Sunnis.

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