Strong turnout in Germany for Iraqi election

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13 December 2005, BERLIN - Turnout was strong Tuesday on the first day of absentee voting in Germany for the Iraqi general election, an official of the independent Iraqi electoral commission said in Berlin.

13 December 2005

BERLIN - Turnout was strong Tuesday on the first day of absentee voting in Germany for the Iraqi general election, an official of the independent Iraqi electoral commission said in Berlin.

Sadiq al-Biladi said the polling stations in four cities - Berlin, Cologne, Mannheim and Munich - would be open through Thursday.

Voting so far had been peaceful. Iraqis had also arrived by coach and car from neighbouring nations such as Poland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, where there were no polling stations.

Polling stations have been set up in 15 nations outside Iraq with large emigrant populations. Iraqi groups estimate there are about 80,000 Iraqi nationals living in Germany.

DPA

Subject: German news

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