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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:20 PM
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"You forgot Djibouti" Sneak preview of how they'll spin low turnout
http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page=%5C%...

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Several commentators have referred to a turnout threshold of 50 percent of registered voters, suggesting that anything less than that would be a failure.

But according to statistics collated by the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES), more than a dozen elections around the world in the past two years alone have had voter turnouts of less than 50 percent -- in Djibouti, Montenegro, Nigeria, Scotland, Mexico, Switzerland, Serbia, Guatemala, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Niger and Hungary.

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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:21 PM
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1. Doesn't that list include the US?
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:51 PM
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2. What percent of eligible voters registered?
I thought I read that even Iraqi's living abroad are not registering because they do not consider this a valid election.
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K-W Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:03 PM
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3. In Iraq they use Saddams food distribution info
to get names. So people dont have to specifically register, they just need thier food info.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:05 PM
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4. The Iraqi government said there were 14 million registered
Iraqis in Iraq. Seems unbelievable.
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