Friday, February 04, 2005

United Iraqi Alliance Ahead - Was My Prediction Correct?

Well, it seems as though my previous post on the Iraqi elections may have been correct.

CNN and MSNBC both are reporting that the United Iraqi Alliance, backed by the top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has picked up more than two-thirds of the votes counted so far.

This is by no means finalized, as the vote counting will not likely be finished for another week, but it serves as an indication that, as I stated, the Shi'a are the majority and this election is handing the power to them.

It will be interesting to see how this hand-over of power plays out - whether the Sunnis are allowed to participate in the drafting of the new Iraqi constitution, or if they actually fight to become the independent nation they wish to be.

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