So the Iraq electoral law has not been passed yet. What a nuisance. If they use the old law with its "party list" system which means people can't vote for individuals - it will be a shame.
The hold up is - of course - Kirkuk. Blame the British for kicking that can down the road. British diplomats campaigned hard to stop a resolutrion of the Kirkuk issue in the early days when they said it was explosive. Leave a wound and it festers. And now it's truly explosive. Stupid bloody Brits.