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