What I see as a good sign emerging from the latest elections is the fact that Iraqis are seriously thinking of national interests. This is what counts regardless of who wins.
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The BBC reports that partial results are now in from all 18 provinces, and Nouri al-Maliki has strengthened his lead over main rival Iyad Allawi. His State of Law coalition is leading in seven provinces, including Baghdad and Basra. Baghdad is the largest constituency, with 70 seats from the total of 325. The Iraqi National […]
An estimated 62% of the 19 million eligible voters went to the polls in Sunday's parliamentary elections – this was down from the 75% seen in the 2005 elections, but was still a very respectable turnout. Preliminary results should be available this week, but final official results will not be declared until the end of […]
The Iraqi Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs announced that 10,000 part-time jobs have been offered in coordination with the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) in Iraq. A source from the Ministry told Aswat al-Iraq news agency that the information presented by each unemployed candidate has been checked by the Ministry.