Source Pravda.Ru

Iraq: Baath party candidates crossed out - Comments

The Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) has rejected the candidacies of 150 former members of ousted president Saddam Hussein's now-disbanded Baath party. In 2003, the United States' then-administrator in Iraq, Paul Bremer, issued a decree creating a national council for the elimination of the Baath party, led by the Iraqi National Congress speaker and current deputy prime minister Ahmad Chalabi

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