Bush Lauds Iraqi Passage of Elections Law

President Bush today lauded Iraq's parliament for agreeing on a provincial elections law that would allow Iraq to hold provincial elections Jan 31, 2009.

"Elections in Iraq can now be held under a new system that will give Iraqis more say in choosing their elected representatives," Bush said in a statement released by the White House press office.

"Nothing is more central to a functioning democracy than free and fair elections. Today