posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 11:27 AM
Marg what are you talking about? Allawi isn't even standing for election in January?
These elections are to elect the Transitional National Assembly which will consist of 275 members - so there won't be a winner.
Also your comments about the elections only being held in Baghdad are inaccurate - a proportional representation system is going to be used which will
incorporate all of Iraq, and the assembly should fairly represent the ethnic / religious diversity of the country, including Shia and Sunni Muslims,
Kurds, Christians, Assyrians etc.
If you want to know more here's a good article from the BBC about how elections will work and who's being elected:
[edit on 22-11-2004 by mattpryor]