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Iraqi Christians Seek Seat Quota in Next Legislature

ICC Note

Iraqi Christians are demanding fair representation at the country’s legislature.

10/22/2009 Iraq (Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty)- Representatives of Iraq’s Christian community are demanding that legislative-seat quotas for Christians and other minority communities should be established in the new election law, RFE/RL’s Radio Free Iraq (RFI) reports.

Hikmat al-Hakim, a spokesman for the Higher Committee of Roman Catholic Chaldean Organizations in Iraq , told RFI that if the five-seat proposal is rejected, “the Christian community will initiate talks with the major blocs on the possibility of joining them in return for higher representation.”

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