decision to hasten elections in Iraq with Washington's support for a vote in the Palestinian territories that was won by U.S foe Hamas in 2006. Allawi, a doctor, hails from a prominent Iraqi family and was once a Baathist, but became a dissident and worked in exile to rally support against Saddam for years before 2003 His sharp words came several days after U.S. troops came under Iraqi authority for the first time under a new bilateral pact, hailed by the Bush administration and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as a major step towards restoring Iraqi sovereignty. But Allawi blamed Maliki, from the religious Shi'ite Dawa party, for perpetuating divisions among Iraqis for example failing to enact measures passed by parliament that aim to bring ousted Baath party members back into government "Sectarianism still is the order of the day. You can't get a position in the government, even a junior position," without meeting sectarian criteria, he said. Allawi's secular party hopes to do better at polls this year with Iraqis disappointed by Shi'ite and Sunni religious parties.(Editing by Giles Elgood). - Record Sales for Impreza, Legacy and Forester lines -CHERRY HILL, N.J.,Jan.
5 /PRNewswire/ Subaru of America today announced a0.3 sales increase for full-year 2008 sales over 2007.Driven by recordresults for its Impreza, Legacy and Forester model lines, Subaru was the onlyfull-line brand with positive sales through November 2008. (Full-year resultsfor other makers are not known at time of posting).(Logo: http:// )The year-over-year sales increase adds to the good news the company enjoyed in2008: the Subaru Forester was named 2009 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Yearand the company was awarded the title Automotive Marketer of the Year byMediapost and the brand has performed well in Kelley Blue Book and ALGratings. 11, 2009) to showcase a potentialdirection for the model that celebrates 20 years of U.S. Ourstrategy was to concentrate on building our brand image and also to leveragethe value, performance and utility of our products rather than focus on"selling the deal", and that strategy has allowed us to significantlyoutperform the market."About Subaru of America, Inc.Subaru of America, Inc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy IndustriesLtd of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets anddistributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessoriesthrough a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Polk & Co.new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2007. Inaddition, Subaru boasts the most fuel efficient line-up of all-wheel driveproducts sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) fuel economy standards.
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