Iraq and Gulf Analysis

A Disunited Iraqi Alliance Triumphs in the South

Posted by Reidar Visser on Thursday, 22 December 2005 15:21

On 20 December, the Iraqi election commission released partial elections results based on more than 90% of the votes cast. Due to ongoing controversies about possible fraud (focused largely on the Baghdad area), the absence of data from the vote by Iraqis abroad, as well as a complicated procedure for assigning compensatory seats, these figures cannot yet form the basis for detailed prognoses on the composition of the next Iraqi parliament. But local-level predictions for the southern parts of the country can be made with some degree of confidence… Full story here.

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