6,567. 12/15/2005

“In several respects, the [December 15, 2005] elections [in Iraq] were an unprecedented success. Voter participation jumped dramatically, from 9.8 million in the October 15 constitutional referendum to nearly 11 million in December (about 70 percent of registered voters), despite the continued efforts of Sunni jihadist groups to deter voting.”

 – Larry Diamond, Squandered Victory, Page 353

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