6,281. 1/30/2005

In the January 30, 2005 election in Iraq, “While turnout was extremely heavy in the Kurdish north (about 85 percent) and the Shiite south (slightly more than 70 percent), relatively few Sunnis voted (probably less than a quarter of the total Sunni Arab population in Iraq) and in the areas most severely in the grip of violence, boycott, fear, and alienation, the turnout was less than 10 percent. In Anbar province, it was 2 percent.”

 – Larry Diamond, Squandered Victory, Page 325

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