Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Iraq's Election Commission has begun disclosing the names of candidates running in Sunday's poll amid fears they might be targeted by Sunni insurgents. (UPI)

Time Magazine's Iraq elections FAQ.

Sunnis plan to ignore 'illegitimate' elections (Washington Times)

Iraq's mosaic of ethnic groups are lined up for Sunday's elections in which the Shiites as the majority community are expected to emerge the dominant force in the post-Saddam Hussein era. The following are short profiles of the main groups: [...] (AFP)

Iraqi voters living here and flying in from around the Middle East turned out Tuesday on the final day of registration for Iraq's historic election, speaking excitedly of freedom and an unwillingness to bend to boycott calls. But turnout remained low.

Five days ahead of Iraq's January 30 elections, here are some facts about the balloting and the process itself. (CNN)

Rep. Christopher Shays will travel to Iraq again to observe the Iraqi elections, his office announced today.

US President George W. Bush, poised to seek 80 billion dollars more for Iraq and Afghanistan in 2005, discussed Iraq's elections with Prime Minister Iyad Allawi on Tuesday, the White House said. (AFP)

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