Selected Data from Freedom House's Annual Global Survey of Political Rights and Civil Liberties
"This election is the one we've been waiting for - it's going to determine our destiny," said Ali al-Nuaimy, 49, a physical fitness trainer, who voted in Baghdad.
In Ramadi, a violent Sunni Arab city, turnout was dramatic compared to October's referendum, when only about 2,000 people cast votes and most of those were Iraqi Army soldiers and poll workers from out of town.
"I'm so happy," said Mahmood Mohammad Hussein, 25, a student at the local agricultural college, who said he was voting for the first time in his life.
Today's election will be the last formal milestone in the American-backed political process that was devised to foster a democratic government.
After the polls closed this evening, electoral commission officials said that turnout could have been as high as 11 million out of 15.5 million eligible voters, more than in October's referendum, when many Sunnis boycotted the election.
NY Times: Heavy Sunni Turnout Is Reported December 15, 2005
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An ABC News poll in Iraq, conducted with Time magazine and other media partners, includes some remarkable results
Despite the daily violence there, most living conditions are rated positively, seven in 10 Iraqis say their own lives are going well, and nearly two-thirds expect things to improve in the year ahead.
In Search of Cheaper Labor, Firms Invest in Vietnam
So, much as capitalists have always done, Li went looking for an easier place to profit. He ventured south of the border, putting up a factory here in a new industrial park in northern Vietnam, where wages are roughly one-third cheaper than at home
China Ventures Southward, Peter S. Goodman, Washington Post
According to eyewitnesses, Rabia died with four militants after missiles fired by an unmanned Predator aircraft exploded at the terrorist hideout in a village in north Waziristan in the early hours of Thursday morning. Other reports claimed that a helicopter had fired rockets into the house, causing bomb-making materials to explode.
The Japanese spaceprobe Hayabusa is now orbiting asteroid Itokawa. It recently dropped a target device to the surface of the asteroid. Hayabusa will soon attempt to land.Hayabusa's images of Itokawa
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