Saturday, January 22, 2005


17/1/2005 more than 1,260,000 of Iraqian people in 14 countrybegan to register their names for the elections in order to participate in the elections and this the first time after 35 years of unjustice, for the first time they vote for thier government democraticly.
The total nomber of Iraqian peoples in these 14 country are2,350,270 person and only 1,863,843 have the rigth to vote .
the contries and the number of the voting center in each country:
Australia in (Malborne & Sydney) contain (9)centers contain (38) voting station.
Canada in (Calegri,Otawa & Toronto)contain (5)centers contain (38) voting station.
Danemark in (Cobenhagen)contain (1)center contain (10) voting station.
France in (Paris)contain (1)centers contain (5) voting station.Germany in (Berlin,Colone,Mahaim & Munich)contain (4)centers contain (38) voting station.
Iran in ( Al-ahwaz,Karemshah,Mashehed,Orameah,Kum & Tahran)contain (12)centers contain (70) voting station.
Netherland in (Amesterdam,Roterdam & Zoleah)contain (3)centers contain (24) voting station.
Sweden in (Gotenberg & Stockholm)contain (3)centers contain (39) voting station.
Syria in (Damsascus)contain (10)centers contain (134) voting station.
Turkey in (Anqra & Astanbul)contain (3)centers contain (20) voting station.
UAE in (Abu Dhabi & Dubai)contain (2)centers contain (44) voting station.
England in (Glascko,London & Manchester)contain (3)centers contain (100) voting station.
Jordan in (Aman)contain (13)centers contain (120) voting station.
Finally in USA in (Chicago,Detroit,Los angelos,Nashfeil & Washington DC)contain (10)centers contain (159) voting station.
Voting Center refers to a School or large building contain amny of rooms that contain the Voting boxes that are called Voting stations.
The event of Elections :

01 November: Voter and candidate registration began
22 November: Deadline for registering parties and individuals wanting to stand for election
23 November: Deadline for registering on electoral lists in the provinces
30 November: Deadline for registering on electoral lists in Baghdad
15 December: Election campaign kicks off
30 January: Election day

Voters will choose 275 members of a national assembly, whose main task will be to debate and approve a new constitution. There will also be elections to 18 provincial assemblies as well as to the autonomous Kurdish parliament in the north.

More than 120 parties have so far been authorised to field candidates for the assembly. They are obliged to present a list of at least 12 candidates, and no more than 275. Every third name must be a woman's, to ensure that at least 25% of the seats in the assembly go to women.
Mr Chalabi may well feature in January's poll The parties likely to figure prominently are the two Kurdish groupings, Kurdish Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, which are already firmly established, the Shia-led Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, SCIRI, the Islamic al-Dawa, and the Iraqi National Congress, an exile group chaired by one-time US ally Ahmed Chalabi. There have been suggestion that Mr Chalabi may lead a Shia list including supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr.
The Communist party, which opposed the US-led invasion, may also feature.
On the whole, voters are expected to cast their ballot according to sectarian and ethnic divides. Shias, who are a majority in Iraq, are likely to back Shia parties, both religious and secular.
The Kurds, who have had virtual autonomy in the north for some years will in all probability back their already well-established parties.
Sunni representation is seen as the main concern. Some of their parties have also said they plan to boycott the poll, including the influential Association of Muslim Scholars.
The potential lack of Sunni participation in the vote could have long-term repercussions for the legitimacy and stability of the government elected.
Individuals may also run. To do so they must file a 500-signature petition with the electoral commission. The chairman of this body said in mid-November that so far 126 of the 198 who had applied had been accepted.
Former senior Baathists are barred from both standing as individuals or on party lists, as are current members of the Iraqi armed forces, or any armed militias.

The tight timetable combined with the violence in places like Falluja thwarted any suggestion of conducting a proper census of Iraq's estimated 12 million voters. Instead, electoral rolls based the United Nations "Oil for Food" lists - drawn up in the 1990s by Saddam Hussein's regime, have been used. Voters can see the lists to make corrections and revisions, as many are incomplete.
All Iraqis with a valid ration card will be able to vote in the poll.


This will be a single, national ballot without constituencies.
The electoral register is based on the ration card list Voting papers are being printed in Switzerland to avoid counterfeiting and will be distributed to the thousands of voting stations to be set up across the country. Centres will be established in each of the 18 provinces to collate results before sending them on to Baghdad.
Once voters have cast their ballot, their name is crossed off the voter register and their thumb marked with indelible ink to prevent them from voting more than once.
Seats will then be allocated on the basis of proportional representation, which means that each party will get the same proportion of seats in the assembly as it gets in the popular vote.

The electoral commission has asked the United Nations to send international monitors. Around 35 UN experts have already arrived.
And a hefty military presence is likely, amid great concern that insurgents will overshadow the poll. US forces this month have quelled the rebellion in Falluja, but commanders say they will not be withdrawing imminently.
They are also engaged in ongoing battles in the northern city of Mosul, where insurgents have reportedly torched election materials and issued death threats to election workers, and have been raiding Sunni strongholds in Baghdad.
below you will some some of the links that related to Election in Iraq.


Blogger Brian H said...

There are some Sunni lists, and at least one rejoined the other day. As long as there is even one, that means the Sunnis will be able to vote a sectarian ticket if they wish. In fact, that might help the Sunni lists considerably if several boycott, because that will concentrate the Sunni votes on fewer lists, increasing their chances of getting elected.

22/1/05 9:30 PM  
Blogger davenue said...

Do you know who you are going to vote for yet?

23/1/05 8:21 AM  
Blogger membrain said...

The whole world is holding it's breath and praying for a succesfull outcome int Iraq Elections. My best wishes to you.

24/1/05 7:45 AM  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Great information - thank you.

I can't believe it is so close now! We will be glued to the TV and internet as the results come in - God Bless you and your beautiful country.

25/1/05 10:05 PM  

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