The infamous Iraq election is now in its final stages. The results are expected within minutes. After the voting, the turnout was better the expected
with voters showing they are not scared of terrorists trying to prevent the elections. Some results have come in so far, showing signs of what we have
expected to be truth, with the UIA (United Iraqi Alliance taking about half of the seats in the elections. 275-member National Assembly is expected to
be dominated by Shia and Kurds.
The main Shia list of candidates - the United Iraqi Alliance - is set to win over half the seats in the new 275-member assembly, and is expected to
name the new prime minister.
The Kurds will come second and they want the presidency, says the BBC's Jon Leyne, in Baghdad.
The losers are likely to be the interim Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, who is expected to come a distant third, and the Sunni Muslim minority
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The results are showing what we expect to have, Kurds and Shia are taking the majority of the election. The percentage was expected at 60%, but it is
47.1% and the Kurds have 2.175 million votes. Also, there will be some Sunni votes, but only a small amount.
- Kurdish list wins 2.175 million.
- Shia list wins 4.075 million.
- interim Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi wins 1.168 million.
Well, here is the next key points in the election;
- Results due 13 February
- Complaints dealt with
- Early March: PM appointed
- Late March: Government formed
- 15 August: Draft constitution (six-month extension possible)
- 15 October: Possible referendum on constitution
- By 15 December: Elections for government
The United Iraqi Alliance has won4.075 millions votes. This was to be expected with recent news stating that they were going to take about half of the
seats, this first results may cause some problems in Iraq with Sunni's expected to complain about the outcome of the results.
Above, shows the planned timetable for the Iraqi elections. After the results are in, we will see a three day period of complaints, this basically
means, a chance to complain about the results or how the election was held. Apparently, there are meant to be some groups waiting to complain about
the outcome of the election, stating the election was "unfair".
Voter turnout figures for 12 of Iraq's 18 governorates have been made available. They include:
- Babil: 494,054 voted 71% of registered voters
- Baghdad: 1,750,772 voted - 48% of registered voters
- Diyala: 210,574 voted - 34% of registered voters
- Dohuk: 383,265 voted - 89% of registered voters
- Karbala: 297,201 voted - 73% of registered voters
- Maysan: 246,957 voted - 59% of registered voters
- Muthanna: 173,155 voted - 61% of registered voters
- Najaf: 359,268 voted - 73% of registered voters
- Qadisiya: 337,220 voted - 69% of registered voters
- Sulaymaniya: 731,323 voted - 80% of registered voters
- Dhi Qar: 522,271 voted - 67% of registered voters
- Wasit: 324,678 voted - 66% of registered voters
The voter turnout figures for several Sunni-dominated governorates have not yet been provided.
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