Battle for votes in Iraq
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The battle for votes in Iraq

Ahead of parliamentary elections in Iraq, the first since Americans withdrew from the country, all parties have been urging people to vote.

Ahead of parliamentary elections in Iraq, the first since Americans withdrew from the country, all parties have been urging people to vote.

In southern Iraq, the battle for votes between Shia parties is intensifying.

Rafid Jaboori reports from Basra.