Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Iraqi Election

This bit is on construction - information entered as and when I come across it.

The main news here was all about how orderly the elections were, with people praising Allah that they've been allowed to vote. It wasn;t till later in the day that the more indepth news for "clever" people voiced doubts about just how fair or valid these elections in war-torn and occupied Iraq could be.

There was a poor turnout among Sunnis in one of the main Sunni-dominated provinces, Salahuddin, which includes Saddam Hussein's home town of Tikrit.

Election officials admitted that at least 15,000 people had been unable to vote around Mosul because of violence and a shortage of ballot papers.

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