Editorial, The National | November 11, 2009
The passing of a recent election law in Iraq is proof enough that democracy has taken root against all odds. ++ The law, which allows for greater transparency and voter responsibility, was hotly contested and in the end Parliament barely managed to "thrash out a deal." ++ Most importantly, it represents a turning point in Iraq's political development as the US finally stepped up to taka more active stand. ++ Furthermore, holding another, more successful national election will help cement Iraq's "progress towards recovery."