Mustafa Al Kazemi's spymasters move to provide security for highly charged election

Outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kazemi.
Outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kazemi. © Eliot Blondet/Abaca/Reuters
Since the summer, outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kazemi had been putting together a team to oversee the smooth running of the 10 October elections, and he can now claim that they went well. However, he's having trouble covering up the tensions that are simmering within his security services. [...] (469 words)
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