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Iraq’s new MPs must unite to achieve genuine change

A new generation of independent MPs and parties emerging from the protests in Iraq can reform the country’s politics, but only if they work together.

Iraq’s newly-elected MPs recently gathered for the first time, three months after an election in which an alternative new generation of independents and protest parties won dozens of seats in parliament. This new cohort have the potential to gradually reform the political system, but must work towards forging a unified strategy if they are to effect change.

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