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    Iraq election hailed as 'great success' - 1 Feb 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Provincial elections in a country torn apart by war and sectarian violence for almost six years have gone off relatively peacefully.

    Iraq's local elections were widely seen as a test of stability.

    Iraq now moves towards an even bigger test, the general elections, which must be held by the end of this year.

    Al Jazeera's Owen Fay has more on the election being hailed as a triumph.