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Iraq communists march on May Day, confident ahead of polls

AFP reports:

Carrying red flags and posters of Karl Marx, hundreds of Iraqi communists marched Tuesday in Baghdad for May Day, convinced their joint list with Shiite leader Muqtada Sadr can win this month’s election.

In a joyful procession, demonstrators also waved the blue flags of their electoral list and chanted slogans like “Listen to the will of the people: reform and the end of corruption” and “The workers are the spearhead of the country”.

For the first time in Iraq’s history Shiite clerics have allied with the hammer and sickle of secular communists in a joint list for the May 12 parliamentary polls.

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