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Iraqis Cast Votes

Millions of Iraqis voted peacefully on Jan. 31 in the country's first provincial elections since 2005.

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For Prominent Iraqi Cleric, a Test of Influence
Article | BAGHDAD, Jan. 30 -- Over the past 18 months, Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who has long fought for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, has tried to improve his movement's image and reform his Mahdi Army militia. Saturday's provincial elections will in part be a referendum on his influence over...
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Iraq Probes Possible Voter Fraud
Article | BAGHDAD, Feb. 3 -- The head of Iraq's electoral commission said Tuesday that it is investigating "serious" allegations of electoral fraud in Anbar province that, if corroborated, could alter the outcome of Saturday's election, providing the clearest indication yet that voting irregularities occurred...
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Iraqis Stake Hopes on Election
Article | BAGHDAD, Jan. 29 -- Shahbandar Cafe still stands, a testament to the resilience of the country and its capital, Baghdad, even if so much here has changed.
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Iraq's Diyala Province Puts Power of Ballot to the Test
Article | BAQUBAH, Iraq, Jan. 31 -- In Iraq's receding but still entrenched sectarian struggle, perhaps the most important votes in the provincial elections Saturday were cast in Diyala, a sometimes picturesque province known for its orange groves and its killing fields.
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Iraq's Voters Cast Ballots Under Intense Security
Article | BAGHDAD, Jan. 31 -- Millions of Iraqis voted peacefully Saturday in elections widely seen as a key test of Iraq's stability and foreshadowing the struggles for power and patronage that will shape the country as the U.S. role here diminishes.

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