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Monday, October 17, 2005

Iraq Constitution Referendum

So far so good. Voting has finished and counting is underway. According to the Associated Press, initial estimates of turnout are ~61%.

Video of Iraqi's celebrating in Mosul (link below)

Iraq The Model has a more detailed list of turnout per province, and also a Windows Media video (~817kb) of Iraqi's celebrating in Mosul.

Iraqi Policeman after voting

Sooni has some photos taken during voting.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 10/17/2005 09:53:00 am


Blogger Berend de Boer said...

The Iraqis voted? Why haven't I heard about this in the media? Doesn't everyone know it's one gigantic quagmire there??

Anyway, I don't complain. The more the media gets out of touch with reality, the better it is for my income. This referendum has made me a few hundred dollars at TradeSports, the more people are badly informed, the better it is.

10/17/2005 12:18:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

The biggest story is how high the turnout was in majority Sunni provinces, but we'll have to wait a couple of days before the exact results are ignored by our "news" outlets and I will again be forced to link to Iraq The Model.

10/17/2005 12:44:00 pm  
Blogger Berend de Boer said...

Yes AL, we all know one cannot force democracy on Iraq and it is disgusting how Bush forced the iraqi's at gunpoint to vote for his referendum. The only hope we have is that it will be rejected.

10/17/2005 02:04:00 pm  

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