Election unlikely to bring Kurd-Baghdad breakthrough

The issues that have divided Baghdad and the Kurdish region of Iraq will be awaiting the new government after March 7 national elections.

The agenda that has splintered relationships between Iraq's central and Kurdish regional governments before the March 7 national election is the same as it was four years ago.Governance of disputed territories, including oil-rich Kirkuk, has not been resolved. There are annual fights over revenue and the funding for the Pesherga, the Kurdistan Regional Government's security forces.And the biggest wedge between the two is the ongoing disagreement over who has the right to sign oil contr...

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