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Iraq elections are underway

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posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 10:15 PM
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Election day is finally here for the people of iraq.
The President of iraq has already cast his vote and the rest of Iraq will soon follow.

There haven't been any reports of major violence yet but the day has only just started.

Hopefully the rest of the day will not be as violent as some of the worst-case scenarios have predicted.


Reuters
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's first multiparty polls in half a century began at dawn on Sunday, elections intended to unite the country but which could instead foment sectarian strife and which insurgents have vowed to turn into a bloodbath.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. (11 p.m. EST Saturday) on a chill, dark morning and were due to stay open until 5 p.m. (9 a.m. EST).


MSNBC is reporting live and I'll be watching for at least the next few hours.




posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 11:08 PM
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The President of Diebold has promised to deliver Ohio to Allawi.



posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 11:11 PM
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news.bbc.co.uk...


It's not a good start .



posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 11:23 PM
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andersonr...
That story happened the day before the elections.

Nerdling...
I understand that that the DNC is alledging voter fraud in Iraq already.





seekerof



posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 12:02 AM
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Good numbers are pouring in
Sorry for the other post, i was so excited!



posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 04:53 AM
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iraq elections nothing more then an elaborate movie played out for the world to witness, this changes nothing the power is still in americans hands no matter what the outcome, and things will still be 10 times worse then they were under saddams rule




Most Iraqis talk more about the problems of survival than the election. "We are suffering from many crises: lack of food, electricity and fuel," Mr Anwar said. "It was bad enough under Saddam but now it is 10 times worse. I graduated from college but I have to work as a taxi driver and I do not have enough money even to buy shoes."





Several Iraqis interviewed yesterday said that they saw the election as a movie directed by the Americans to impress the outside world. "It is like a film," said Abu Draid, an unemployed carpenter. "It is the Americans who will control the next government whatever happens."


www.counterpunch.org...



posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 09:39 AM
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72% voter turnout! The battle is over, the terrorists lost. God bless a democratic and free Iraq!






[edit on 30-1-2005 by RPVillanova]



posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 03:48 PM
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Not over yet, we still got to overcome the terrorist attacks. But a good way to go for the election to move forward.



posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 05:04 PM
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the iraqis proved the world wrong

everyone thought the iraqis were weak and would succumb to the will of the terrorists

everyone was wrong

iraq had a bigger turnout than anyone expected

Iraqis proved they were Strong and would vote even if it cost their lives

I have alot of respect for the Iraqi people
they are Truely Tough
and they know what Democracy is all about

Praise to the Iraqis
and Praise to the coalition soldiers who protected them

*dont praise bush tho * Bush didnt risk his life for this

But the Iraqis and coalition soldiers DID risk their lives for this Election

and guess who won?
Iraq

im very happy for them

plus the terrorist turn out was very LOW
much lower than expected

Looks like the insurgency really DID have its back broken!!
the way the nuts and media portrayed it that there would be Thousands of insurgent attacks during the elections

there was only a few dozen

Democracy is here and the terrorists are on their way out
Cheers for Iraq!!!




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