The Takeaway: Sunni ‘awakening’ is a big story from Iraq’s elections

Hot Take: Iraq’s Sunnis stake their claim

Iraq’s election surprise. Iraqis went to the polls on Oct. 10 to elect the 329 members of the Council of Representatives (parliament). One of the big headlines from the election has been the gains for the Iraqi Sunni community, which make up about 22%, or approximately 9 million, of Iraq’s estimated 40 million population. Thirteen years...