What can the Kurds tell us about life after dictatorship?

In February 2011, thousands of people came out on to the streets of Sulaimaniya, the second city in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Inspired by events elsewhere in the Middle East, they thought that people power could help end what they saw as decades of corruption by a small, powerful elite. But the demonstrations were crushed, and ten people killed. So what is the state of Kurdish democracy?

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