Thursday, February 03, 2005

The Economist: Can the voters build on success? In four articles on Iraq's elections, we analyse the elections' achievement—and see why a new government will still struggle to impose itself, at home and abroad.

Censoring the Coverage of the Iraqi Elections: "Limited to Filming at Only Five Polling Stations" (

Ivan Eland: After U.S. and Ukraine, Fake Elections Come to Iraq. Are Iraqi Elections a Panacea? (The Progress Report)

Morocco Times: Iraqi elections and the new challenges ahead

Muslim Scholars Commission question legitimacy of Iraqi elections. (Arabic News)

Despite being proclaimed a great success, Iraq’s landmark elections on Sunday have sparked significant complaints from the Christian communities both in Iraq and in the United States. (The Christian Post)

The head of the world's largest organization of Islamic countries says Sunday's election in Iraq was "not complete," because it did not fully involve that nation's Sunni-Muslim minority. But he had positive words for the election in general. (Voice of America)

Dr. Minhaj Qidwai: Iraq Elections: Democracy or hypocrisy. "The Iraqis will realize later the game plan behind these elections. Who are these elections really for? The Iraqi people or Bush's PR machine?.." (The Palestine Chronicle)

Robert Robb: Bush partly vindicated by Iraq vote. (Arizona Republic)