March 6, 2010

Early Voting A Success According to Iraqi Officials

A TOP Iraqi official says the country's election is off to a good start, even before almost 20 million Iraqis head to the polls for Sunday's crucial vote.

The head of Iraq's Independent High Election Commission, Farij al-Haydari, said Saturday that the country's early voting was, in his words, "done smoothly and without any obstacles."

Nearly a million Iraqis were eligible to cast early votes Thursday - including soldiers, police, medical staff, patients and prisoners. Officials say counting of those ballots is now under way.

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