Saturday, October 22, 2005

AP: Turnout by province in Iraq's Oct. 15 referendum on a new constitution as reported by the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq. Countrywide, 9,775,000 Iraqis voted, about 63 percent of registered voters. the commission said.

AP: Iran's supreme leader, long a critic of the United States, praised the U.S.-backed constitutional referendum in Iraq as "blessed" Friday and urged Iraqis to participate December's parliamentary elections.

BBC: Referendum crisis looms in Iraq

Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel editorial: The Iraq Constitution: And They Call This Victory?

San Jose Mercury News: New constitution may have hard time halting Iraq's fragmentation