Watch part twoThe Iraqi government is hoping that elections planned for January 16, 2010, will go ahead as scheduled, but many challenges lie ahead. A spate of suicide bombings threatens to make this a bloody political season. On Sunday, twin truck bombs targeting the Justice Ministry and the seat of the local government in Baghdad killed more than 150 people. Two months before that, more than 100 people were killed in coordinated attacks on the Finance and Foreign ministries.On the political front, a battle between Arabs and Kurds over Kirkuk is another major obstacle. The Arab majority wants to use the disputed city's voter registry from 2004, because since then Kurds have flooded in and changed the demographics of the city.
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