Middle East
Interview with Tariq al-Hashemi
Iraq's vice president tells Al Jazeera of his expectations for his country in 2010.
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2009 20:13 GMT

In a few months time, Iraqi nationals are due to go to the polls despite the continuing lack of security.

Getting to the March 7, 2010, election date was a fraught political process even without the sectarian breakdown in society.

Iraq's Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi spoke to Al Jazeera about his expectations and hopes for the new year.

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