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Iraqi Prime Minister Tries to Bridge Ethnic Divide in Election Campaign

Isabel Coles and Ghassan Adnan write for The Wall Street Journal:

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made a rare visit to the capital of the semiautonomous Kurdish region on Thursday, seeking to burnish his image as a leader for all the country as he campaigns for reelection next month.

It is unprecedented for an Iraqi head of state to campaign in Erbil and demonstrates Mr. Abadi's efforts to secure votes beyond his own Shiite Arab constituency.

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