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Iraq's six-month political stalemate

7 September 2010 Last updated at 06:55 BST

Six months on from the declaration of a hung parliament in Iraq's election, there is still no new government.

The vote was hailed as inclusive and relatively peaceful, but the country remains unstable despite improvements in security.

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse has been speaking to Iraqis about their views of the new democratic process.