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NEWS: Iraqi Election Results Released

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posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 07:20 AM
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The results from the Iraqi election on January 30th have just been released and are as follows...
 


United Iraqi Shiite Alliance - 140 Seats
National Kurdistani Council - 75 Seats
Ayad Allawi Supporters - 50 Seats



The Iraqi Electoral Commission announced the results Thursday afternoon in Baghdad, the seats gained will form a new National Assembly that will choose a President and other positions of power.

Election day remained plagued by small incidents in polling stations and outside them, a path to democracy is littered with dangers and the Iraqi's are trying their best to navigate it.



CNN
On another political front, Iraqi politicians are wrangling over the selection of a transitional prime minister in the new government.

Ibrahim al-Jaafari, head of the Dawa Party, has emerged as a top candidate for the post among officials of the United Iraqi Alliance (UIA), the Shiite-led coalition that handily carried the January 30 election.

Others vying for the prime ministership are Ahmad Chalabi of the Iraqi National Congress and Adel Abdul Mahdi, the interim finance minister and member of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq.

UIA spokesman Humam Hamoudi told CNN that Mahdi has not withdrawn, as had been reported by some media outlets, but has expressed his willingness to withdraw for the sake of the alliance's unity.

Chalabi was a key confidante to the Bush administration in the run-up to the war who later fell out of favor with Washington amid questions over whether he supplied misleading or false information about Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction -- which were never found

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It is unclear who will form the new Government but that will be decided shortly, each side will have to work closely with each other in the early days in order to set up feelings of national unity. It is no secret that this is going to be a long hard fight.


[edit on 17-2-2005 by Nerdling]

[edit on 17-2-2005 by Nerdling]




posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 07:22 AM
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excellent work
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UIA (United Iraqi Alliance) get the presidencey dont they? or do they have to work with the Kurds to decided?? We should find out in the next few minutes.



posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 07:24 AM
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Well this should put to rest the rumors that Iraq will becme a theocracy. Between allawi's secular party and the Kurds, who are mostly sunni those two partie have 125 seats which can serve as a counterbalance to the shi'ite's 140 seats.
Democracy in action.



posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 07:29 AM
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Originally posted by mwm1331
Well this should put to rest the rumors that Iraq will becme a theocracy. Between allawi's secular party and the Kurds, who are mostly sunni those two partie have 125 seats which can serve as a counterbalance to the shi'ite's 140 seats.
Democracy in action.


indeed,
a great day for the people of Iraq



posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 07:32 AM
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Looking Good


I am happy for the people of Iraq and wish them the very best as they seek to build a new nation on the shambles of the old.

I'm looking forward to trading posts with more of them in the coming months.

This is excellent news.



posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 07:33 AM
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It's good that the majority held by the UIA isn't huge, the last thing they need is a leader thinking they have a mandate for change. You can expect a lot of things to come out of this first administration as they'll be the ones deciding the future course for generations.



posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 07:43 AM
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Originally posted by Nerdling
It's good that the majority held by the UIA isn't huge, the last thing they need is a leader thinking they have a mandate for change. You can expect a lot of things to come out of this first administration as they'll be the ones deciding the future course for generations.


yeah, im glad the actually results was 60% for the UIA.
I think their first administration is going to be better then expected, it will do a lot of good for the middle East.



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