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FROST OVER THE WORLD
Iyad Allawi
His coalition won the Iraqi election, but can it secure enough allies to form a government?
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2010 09:23 GMT
Iraqis went to the polls on March 7 but the country is still without a new government [AFP]

In this episode of Frost over the World: Iyad Allawi on the Iraqi elections; the captain of the South African football team on his country's hopes for this summer's World Cup; and the countdown to the UK elections.

This episode aired from Friday, April 9, 2010.

Iyad Allawi



Last month, Iraqis voted in parliamentary elections. The coalition of Iyad Allawi, the former prime minister, narrowly won the election but the country is still without a new government.

The power vacuum is threatening Iraq's fragile security situation - this week Baghdad was rocked by a series of suicide attacks which left scores dead. So what is happening behind the scenes as Iraq's politicians scramble to find sufficient allies to form a government?

Sir David is joined from Baghdad by Iyad Allawi to discuss.

Iyad Allawi - part two



In the second part of his interview with Sir David, Iyad Allawi discusses the role of Iran in last month's Iraqi elections.

Aaron Mokoena



The 2010 football World Cup is being held in South Africa this summer. It is the first time that Africa has hosted the games and concerns have been voiced about security - both for the fans and the teams. The hope, however, is that it will demonstrate the power of football in improving health, life and education on the continent.

Sir David talks to a man who will be central to what goes on - Aaron Mokoena, the captain of the South African team.

Irina Demchenko, Ann Widdecombe and Sir Bob Worcester



Dimitry Medvedev, the Russian president, has been in Prague this week to sign a landmark nuclear treaty with Barack Obama, the US president, to cut nuclear weapons, and they say, bring us a step closer to a safer world.

But for most Russians it is the threat at home which is of much greater concern, following last week's terrorist attacks on Moscow's metro, which left 39 people dead. The two female suicide bombers are believed to be from Russia's troubled North Caucasus region.

To discuss the latest from Russia Sir David is joined by Irina Demchenko, the bureau chief of the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

Plus, this week, Gordon Brown, the British prime minister, announced that a general election will be held on May 6.

Al Jazeera English will be covering every aspect of the campaign over the next few weeks starting with the most obvious question: Does it really make much difference?

Sir David is joined by one of Britain's best-known politicians who will not be standing in these elections, Ann Widdecombe, and by the leading opinion pollster, the founder of MORI polls, Sir Bob Worcester.

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Al Jazeera
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