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The results are based on 35% of the ballots cast last weekend.
The United Alliance list, backed by Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, has polled 2.2 million votes out of the 3.3 million counted so far.
The Shia coalition is also ahead in votes cast by Iraqis overseas, according to preliminary results.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), which supervised the absentee ballot, said the United Alliance list had received 36.15% of 263,685 ballots cast overseas.
The Kurdish Alliance list came second, with 78,062 votes, or 29.6% of the expatriate vote and the list of candidates led by interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi came third, with 9.15%.
Originally posted by Souljah
looks like we have a winner!
and he DOESNT want u.s troops in iraq,
like the current pm allawi (with only 9% of peoples support) does.
[edit on 5-2-2005 by Souljah]