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Sunday, January 30, 2005
Is this really a high turnout?
RE today's Iraqi elections, Dexter Filkins and John F. Burns of The New York Times write:
The chairman of the Independent Election Commission of Iraq, Fareed Ayar, said as many as 8 million people turned out to vote, or between 55 percent and 60 percent of those registered to cast ballots. If 8 million turns out to be the final figure, that would represent 57 percent of voters.The CIA's World Factbook says that Iraq's populations was estimated last July to be 25,374,691.
My prediction is that a constitution will be drafted and then in October Iraqis will be told they have to vote for this or face a terrible future.