Thursday, February 17, 2005

Some Results

All of the following comes via Liberals Against Terrorism:

election results in Iraq have been certified. The breakdown of seats in the nascent legislature are as follows (for the biggest three parties)

-140 seats went to the United Iraqi Alliance coalition of mostly Shiite candidates under the blessing of Sistani. This slate garnered roughly 48% of the popular vote.

-75 seats went to the unified Kurdish ticket, which received 26% of the overall vote.

-40 seats went to the secular Shiite list of interim prime minister Iyad Allawi, reflecting 14% of the popular vote

other news, it appears that Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani will be given the presidency, with the prime minister's office still up for grabs (with the main competitors being Chalabi and Jaafari - also discussed at Liberals Against Terrorism). My money is on Jaafari.

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