Sunday, January 30, 2005

Region-by-region review of Iraq's landmark vote. (AFP via

Confusion surrounds Iraq poll turnout (Al Jazeera)

Shiite spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has congratulated Iraqis on turning out to vote and expressed regret he had been unable to take part himself because of his Iranian nationality. (ABC News online)

AP update:

Vote Showcases Iraqis' Courage, Fatalism
Iraqis Say Final Results Could Take Awhile
Iraqi Christian Voters Hope for Security

Reuters via Yemen Times: Historic elections apparently successful.

Bloggers share the view from election day in Iraq. (Wall Street Journal)

Mohammed and Omar from blog Iraq The Model: The people have won.

Allies claim their Iraq strategy is vindicated. (Financial Times)

William Pfaff: The only option for Iraq. (International Herald Tribune)

And keeping watching the Friends of Democracy reports as they roll in.