Jerusalem Report

Election fever

The road to enduring political reform in the region remains long and twisted.

IT IS election season across the Middle East and North Africa.

Turkey held nationwide municipal elections on March 30; Algeria held presidential elections on April 17; parliamentary elections took place in Iraq on April 30; Egypt will be holding presidential elections on May 26-27; Syria, the same in late June; and Lebanon’s parliament is required to choose a new president at the end of May.

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