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Dan Williams: In the last few minutes,
Alireza Jafarzadeh: Well, I think if things would go well as they have planned, they will come up with announcing the results of the elections and it seems with all the reports coming that the Shiites would dominate this; the United Iraqi Alliance might very well have the upper hand, the majority of the votes, then other lists come in second and third such as Ayad Allawiís party and Sheikh Ghazi al-Yawer, the presidentís party.
Dan Williams: What sort of government, what sort of formation do you think is most likely that we will see?
Alireza Jafarzadeh: Well, I think
it all depends on what the future formation of the National Assembly will be. I
think this is the biggest challenge ahead. If the vast majority of those who
are going to be in the National Assembly are actually close to Iran, supported
and sponsored by Iran, then you would see a tremendous effort on their part in
order to draft a constitution that would make the Islamic Sharia
laws its central element, the same way that it is run in Iran. But if that is
not the case or that they are not a majority the vast majority, then I think
there is a chance to see a more nationalistic, a more secular agenda ahead of
Dan Williams: What would
happen to the region, what would it mean for the region if we were to see an
Alireza Jafarzadeh: Well I think
that is definitely a nightmare scenario, because the world and the region
already has enough problems with Iran and what they are doing in terms of their
support for terrorism, in terms of opposition to peace in the Middle East, in
terms of inciting violence in the region, what they have already done in Iraq.
Dan Williams: Alireza Jafarzadeh, many thanks for talking to us.
Alireza Jafarzadeh: Thanks, very much.