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Iraq election head says turnout at 55-60 per cent

world Updated: Mar 08, 2010 15:52 IST
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The head of Iraq's election commission says turnout for Sunday's election was between 55 and 60 per cent.

Faraj al-Haidari, who heads the Independent High Electoral Commission, told The Associated Press that the exact figures would be released later on Monday at a news conference.

That's down from the previous parliamentary election in December 2005, when roughly 76 per cent of voters turned out, but higher than last year's provincial elections when just over half of voters went to the polls.

All figures are from Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission, which oversees the country's voting process.

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