Letter from Beirut

Polling in the time of bombs

Print edition : May 16, 2014

The site of a car bomb explosion in Baghdad's Habibiya district in a predominantly Shia neighbourhood on April 17, where at least eight people were killed. Photo: THAIER AL-SUDANI/REUTERS

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Photo: REUTERS

Khair el-Din Haseeb. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Haifa Zangana. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Nothing will stop the Iraqi elections from going ahead on April 30, in which Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law coalition seems assured of victory.
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