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Iraq politics 'must be rectified'

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Saleh al-Mutlaq, a Sunni candidate, has been banned from standing for prime minister in Iraq's upcoming elections because of his former Ba'ath Party connections with Saddam Hussein.

His Shia Muslim rival who was prime minister until 2005, Ayad Allawi, says many of his supporters and candidates have been banned and imprisoned to ensure that he cannot win the election.

Mr Allawi discusses whether a fair election can take place.

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