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  1. Yak

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    Seven more years of Saddam
    By Mohamed Hasni
    October 15, 2002

    THE atmosphere at the polling station in bin Gazwan school is more like a student party than an election considered crucial to Iraq's future at a time when the United States is threatening to invade.

    Iraq is renewing the mandate of its president and sole election candidate for a new term in office.

    News that the convoy of Ezzat Ibrahim, the regime's number two and Vice-President of the Revolution Command Council, is approaching runs through the crowd, adding tension to the moment.

    First, Ibrahim has to step over a pool of blood left on the path when four sheep were slaughtered in his honour. Some of his train are not so lucky as to see it.

    He reiterates Saddam's vow "to fight ... if fighting is imposed on us".

    Once the vice-president has gone, the polling process returns to a semblance of normality as large numbers of people queue to check their names against the electoral lists.

    The voting slip asks simply, "Do you agree that Saddam Hussein be president?"

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