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Interview: Tariq al-Hashemi
Tariq al-Hashemi tells Al Jazeera why he objected to Iraq's new election law.
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2009 17:08 GMT




Iraq's electoral commission has stopped preparations for national polls scheduled for January.

The move came after Tariq al-Hashemi, the Iraqi vice-president vetoed a law crucial to implementing the election.

In an interview with Al Jazeera, he said he did so because the law did not give enough representation to Iraqis outside the country.

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