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Kurds Unite Behind Presidential Nominee

While Iraq's Shiite majority has claimed the prime minister seat, the second leading political bloc -- the Kurds -- will likely gain the presidency. NPR's Ivan Watson spoke to the leading Kurdish candidate, Jalal Talabani, about the election and the presidential post.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.