There were indications today of how the Iraqi election may play out. Estimates show that the coalition led by the current prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, is doing well in Baghdad and in the Shiite south of Iraq. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Michael Wahid Hanna, and Mike Hanna of Al Jazeera English follows one elderly woman who votes for the future.
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According to Iraq's 2005 constitution, women are granted a quarter of the seats in the nation's 325-member parliament. Iraq remains a male-dominated society, but women have made significant progress in the post-conflict society. The parliamentary elections were held the day before International Women's Day. Read what politicians are saying about gender.
Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim translates an Al Arabiya report on Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections. Women are now adorning campaign posters, and young people are weighing in on the process. Also, watch a montage of Iraqi election ads compiled by Al Jazeera English.
On Sunday, February 7, Costa Rica elected Laura Chinchilla as the country's first female president. Chinchilla, of the ruling National Liberation Party, will succeed the incumbent president, Oscar Arias. Costa Rican bloggers react to the election result.
Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes about the recent election of a conservative as president of Honduras. Eisner argues that low turnout is not as much of an issue as the election's legitimacy -- and whether or not it will be recognized by the international community.
Anti-government protesters have clashed with security forces, resulting in widespread chaos throughout the Iranian capital city. Al Jazeera English reports from Tehran, and Geneive Abdo of The Century Foundation discusses the day's protests.
Karin von Hippel, a senior fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., speaks with Daljit Dhaliwal about the future of Afghanistan and President Hamid Karzai's reelection. Von Hippel says combating corruption is vital to maintaining the support of the Afghan people.
Jamie Metzl of the Asia Society discusses the widespread fraud and low voter turnout during the first round of elections, and whether Afghans believe the second round on November 7 will repeat past results.
Germany's vote on Sunday for members of the lower house of parliament gave Chancellor Angela Merkel a comfortable center-right majority. Nikolaus Piper of Suddeutsche Zeitung discusses the major issues and implications of the German election.