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Parliamentary Elections to Take Place on March 7th

This morning Iraq’s presidency council voted to delay parliamentary elections until March 7th of 2010.  The decision came after a meeting at President Jalal Talabani’s residency late Tuesday which included Talabani and two vice presidents, Adel Abdul Mahdi and Tariq al-Hashimi, along with Faraj al-Haidari, head of the IHEC.  Although the elections were previously slated to take place on March 6th, Chief of Staff Naseer al-Ani stated that the one day delay was not politically motivated.  The announcement comes after 5 near simultaneous bomb blasts killed 110 people and injured hundreds more yesterday in Baghdad.  



Neshani Jani

FPA blogger Neshani Jani holds a Masters degree in Media Culture and Communication from New York University and dual Bachelors degrees in Anthropology and Spanish Literature from the University of California, Davis. She is a freelance writer and is currently helping to manage blog networks for the Foreign Policy Association and the Women's Education Project.

Neshani has a background in journalism and interned with the CBS News program 60 Minutes. Additionally, she is a public and internet radio veteran. She has worked as a research assistant at both the Social Science Research Council and at the Institute for Scientific Analysis and currently blogs for several of the Foreign Policy Association's global affairs blogs.