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'Peaceful transfer of power' in Iraq

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Former prime minister Iyad Allawi has won Iraq's parliamentary elections, narrowly beating the current incumbent Nouri Maliki.

Speaking angrily on national television Mr Maliki vowed to challenge the count. Sahar Issa, an Iraqi journalist, and Dr Zuhair Al-Nahar, spokesman of the Al Dawa party in the UK, examine whether disputes over the election's credibility will threaten the new government's political stability.

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