BAGHDAD, April 13 (KUNA) -- Turnout of voting of Iraqi policemen and
soldiers in the country's provincial elections Saturday hit a record 72
percent, the independent electoral commission said.
Commission chairman Sarbat Mustafa told a news conference the 72 percent
turnout was the highest in "history of voting."
The servicemen cast their ballots a week ahead of the main voting.
Mustafa said the turnout did not include provinces of Anbar and Nineveh,
where voting has been delayed because of security uncertainty.
He said the voting was smooth, but added that votes would not be counted
but after the end of the final vote on April 20. (end)
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