Sunday, January 02, 2005

Changes to Sunni Voter Registration Rules

The Times UK is reporting that the UN officials are relaxing the voter registration rules in Sunni-populated provinces in Iraq:

Carlos Valenzuela said that the population of Anbar province, the western desert region better known as the Sunni Triangle, would be allowed to register and vote on polling day, even though the rest of the country finished registering its voters weeks ago.

“They will be given the possibility of registering on the same day, which gives them the possibility of deciding where it is they will be voting,” said Señor Valenzuela. The same conditions will apply for Mosul, Iraq’s third-largest city, which has been racked by violence recently and where an additional 8,000 US troops have been deployed to secure the elections.

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