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VOA常速英语新闻:伊拉克民主在动荡中发展(双语)

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自10年前美国挑起的战争带来多党民主以来,伊拉克举行了四次选举和一次公投。地方选举将于下月举行,明年举行全国选举。
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Iraq has held four elections and one referendum since the U.S.-led war a decade ago brought multiparty democracy here. Local elections are to be held next month and a national vote next year.
自10年前美国挑起的战争带来多党民主以来,伊拉克举行了四次选举和一次公投。地方选举将于下月举行,明年举行全国选举。

But local elections are not trouble-free. Amid sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shi'ites, they have been postponed for six months in two provinces because of unrest by Sunnis who feel marginalized by the current government.
但地方选举并非没有麻烦,感到被现任政府边缘化的逊尼派引发暴乱,和什叶派发生了宗派暴力,期间两个省份的选举都推迟了六个月。

Political analyst Taha Jallo Mare of the Center for Political Analysis says security has improved despite the continuing violence. But the tensions still threaten Iraq's stability.
政治分析中心的政治分析家Taha Jallo Mare说,尽管暴力仍在继续,但安全已经改善。但紧张局面仍威胁着伊拉克的稳定。

"The political situation and the sectarian parties have the power to push the people into conflict. The people are patient and peaceful, but, if the conflict worsens, they will take sides in order to protect themselves.
“政治局面和宗派政党有让人们陷入冲突的力量,人们很耐心很平静,但如果冲突恶化下去的话,他们会加入其中一方来保护自己。”

Some Iraqis have become cynical about their young democracy. They say the war replaced one dictator with many dictators.
有的伊拉克人对本国不成熟的民主制度表示嘲讽,他们说战争赶走了一个独裁者,却代之以更多独裁者。


词汇解释:
1.iron-clad n. 铁壳,金属覆层

eg. All these documents are iron - clad proofs that Kuomintang troops have attacked the Liberated Areas.
这些反共文件都是国民党军队进攻解放区的铁证。

2.referendum n. 公民投票权;外交官请示书

eg. In the referendum many people abstained.
在这次公民投票中有许多人弃权。

3.sectarian adj. 宗派的;偏狭的;党派心强的

eg. Cadres should guard against sectarian tendencies.
干部应该防止宗派主义的倾向。

4.marginalize vt. 排斥;忽视;使处于社会边缘;

eg. My view is students marginalize classes like that.
但在我看来,学生们很排斥这样的课程。

5.cynical adj. 愤世嫉俗的;冷嘲的

eg. He was cynical that any good could come of democracy.
他不相信民主会带来什么好处。

6.dictator n. 独裁者;命令者

eg. Finally, they threw down the dictator.
他们最终推翻了独裁者。

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