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The Takeaway: Sunni ‘awakening’ is a big story from Iraq’s elections

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Employees of Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission conduct a manual count of votes following the parliamentary elections in Baghdad's Green Zone area on Oct. 13, 2021.

Hot Take: Iraq’s Sunnis stake their claim


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