Tuesday, January 25, 2005

The European Union has joined Iraqi officials in expressing concerns about national elections slated for 30 January in Iraq. (RFE/RL)

U.S. Congress concerned over Iraq elections. (AP)

Iraqi Finance Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, a leading candidate on the front-running Shi'ite Muslim list for the January 30 elections, said yesterday he feared the milestone polls could be marred by fraud. (Gulf Daily News [Bahrain])

An Iraqi Arab party based in Kirkuk said on Monday it was boycotting Jan. 30 polls because thousands of Kurdish refugees would be allowed to vote, reigniting a row over the election in the northern city. (Reuters)

Iraqi expatriates in the Western United States have until 7 p.m. today (Tuesday) to register to vote in their country's historic elections at Irvine's former Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro, officials said Monday. (North County Times [California])

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