IRAQ: The Pasha's Poll

Circumstances demanded an election. Before Iraq could merge with the desert kingdom of Jordan to form an Arab federation opposed to Nasser's, Iraq's tough old (70) Strongman Nuri asSaid needed a mandate from his Iraqi voters. They had no more choice in the matter of candidates than Nasser gave the Egyptians in the plebiscite he ran off last February. Nuri was not even so insistent as Nasser that everyone get out and vote. Last week about 25% of the voters turned out peaceably at the polls, and Nuri Pasha's candidates, being unopposed,...

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