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Monday, 31 January 2005
The Iraqi Election Reviewed
Mood:  a-ok
Over 60% voted in the Iraqi election which was in a similar range to the Canadian and U.S. elections.

The electorate showed great bravery in turning up at the polls despite death threats. They followed the words of Popeye towards bullies. "That's all we can stands. We can't stands no more."

I was touched by the heroism of those who could have been very intimated by the terrorists"

"Remarkable scenes became commonplace as voters in wheelchairs and others who were deaf, blind or clearly in poor health made their way to vote".

"When I got up this morning at 5 a.m., there were voters already outside waiting to vote", Lieutenant Saad Sarhan of the Baghdad police said as he ushered a visitor around the polling station in the Huda Girls' School in a mainly Shiite suburb of the capital. Five stars.

Posted by qualteam at 5:31 PM EST
Updated: Monday, 31 January 2005 5:33 PM EST
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