Sunday, January 30, 2005

Iraq Election Headlines

BBC - Iraq election declared 'success'
Iraq's first open election in decades is hailed by Iraqi officials and the US, but marred by a spate of attacks.

I wonder what the quotation marks are for?? - KS

CNN - Iraqis vote amid violence
With polls now closed in Iraq's historic election, Iraqi officials are reporting a higher turnout than expected, despite a spate of attacks and threats aimed at disrupting the vote. At least 25 people were killed and more than 70 wounded in a string of attacks, some of which targeted voters waiting in line to cast their ballots.

FOX News - Millions Cast Ballots Despite Violence
The polls in Iraq have closed, ending the country's first open elections in more than 50 years and setting a course for what U.S. officials hope will be a long democratic future.

MSNBC - Iraqis vote in historic election despite violence
Iraqis defied threats of violence and calls for a boycott to cast ballots in Iraq’s first free election in a half-century Sunday, and insurgents seeking to wreck the vote struck polling stations with a string of suicide bombings and mortar strikes, killing at least 44 people, including nine suicide bombers.


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