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WAR: Iraq exile vote runs into trouble

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posted on Jan, 22 2005 @ 11:41 AM
The Iraq election has faced numerous threats to its success and now a new problem has appeared. The Iraqis who live abroad have been given an extension to register due to a low turnout. The fear in Iraq at the moment threatens the election, with supporters becoming targets of terrorists if seen supporting the election.
Iraqis living abroad are being given more time to register in the country's election because of a low turnout.

The International Organization for Migration, which is organizing voting in 14 countries, said registration would be extended for two days.

By Thursday, the fourth day of registration, fewer than one in 10 Iraqis had registered abroad, out of more than a million eligible voters.

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Some believe that the time is still needed for the Iraq elections to be a success. January 30th is when the elections will take place, and without support of elections, democracy does not look that promising in Iraq.
Democracy should have the Iraqi people filled with joy with the prospect of them electing a leader to support their views, but sadly, the fear of attacks on supporters puts more fear into them. Just like Saddam did.

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[edit on 22-1-2005 by TrickmastertricK]

posted on Jan, 22 2005 @ 02:08 PM
You know, for all of the talk, it really hasn't been all that bad in Iraq. I mean, hell, each story of an attack has talked about the threat of increasing violence. We're 8 days away, and not much has changed. These are the same things that were said about Afghanistan, and everyone saw that turn out great.

So, I'll just sit back and watch while the media tries to paint the picture they want to believe. The time is fast approaching, and we'll see just how much power these insurgents really have.

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