TITLE

A blow for democracy

AUTHOR(S)
Darwish, Adel
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Middle East;Mar2005, Issue 354, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information related to democracy in the Middle East. The results of Iraq's first free and democratic vote delivered a clear three-pronged message from the electorate. Despite enduring one of the bloodiest insurgences since the invasion and repeated assassination threats by terrorists against would-be voters, Iraqis showed their defiance and determination by registering an almost 59% turnout at the polls. As predicted, Grand Ayatollah Ali Al Sistani's United Iraqi Alliance, made up of 16 mainly Shi'a parties — also known as the 'Shi'a House' — won the biggest slice of the votes, a total of nearly 48%.
ACCESSION #
16273353

 

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