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STORY OF THE WEEK: Elections In Iraq (Part 2)

STORY OF THE WEEK: Week Ending 4th Feb 2004
Elections In Iraq (Part 2)

William Rivers Pitt On Iraq's Election - ''United States officials were surprised and heartened today at the size of turnout in South Vietnam's presidential election despite a Vietcong terrorist campaign to disrupt the voting.'' - NYT September 4, 1967. See... William Rivers Pitt: The Story of the Ghost
MORE ELECTION COMMENTARY:
- Russell Brown - HARD NEWS 01/02/05 - A new chapter
- Freepressed.com - Saddam Requests Recount In Battleground Provinces
MORE INTL REACTION:
- US Iraq Embassy - Democratic Elections Historic, Iraqi Official Says
- UNSG - Iraqi Election Success Augurs Well For Transition & Annan Stresses Inclusiveness After Iraqi Elections
- ICFTU - Iraq: ICFTU Calls Election a "Key Step"

Iraq's First Elections In Five Decades - The 30th of January 2005 is a landmark in the history of Iraq as it is the date of the first Iraqi elections in half century. This crucial vote is drawing considerable local, regional and international attention not for the occurrence of the elections itself but rather for the heavy consequences they can have. See... Iraqi Elections: Stakes and Aftermath Scenarios
MORE IRAQ COMMENTARY:
- Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches: High Anxiety
- Stateside: Inky Dinky, Kiss My Pinky
- No Right Turn: Disengagement
- William Fisher: Go, Pat, Go!
MORE REACTION:
- NZ Govt. - Progress towards democratic and peaceful Iraq
- UN - Annan tells Iraqis to exercise democratic rights
- UK Govt. - Blair on Iraqi elections
- US President - President's Bush statement on Iraqi elections
- EU - Additional €200 million for Iraq on eve of election
- Peace Action Wellington - US Hypocrisy on Show

For Much More See… Elections In Iraq (Part 1)

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