5,227. 7/13/2003

In Baghdad, Iraq, on July 13, 2003, “the twenty-five member Governing Council was unveiled. There were thirteen Shiites, eleven Sunnis, and one Christian, a carefully calibrated acknowledgment that Shiites in the country outnumbered Sunnis. Among the Sunnis, five were ethnic Kurds, five were Arab, and one was an ethnic Turkmen. Three of the members were women, and only nine were former exiles.”

 – Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Imperial Life in the Emerald City, Page 79

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