March 8, 2010
Results of Iraq's March 7 parliamentary elections will begin to be released March 9, whenever a polling station has tallied at least 30 percent of its votes, a member of the independent electoral commission said March 8, Bloomberg reported.
Of Iraqi registered voters, the turnout reportedly was 53 percent in Baghdad, and about 61 percent in both Shiite-dominated Najaf and Sunni-dominated Anbar. The provincial turnout ranged from 80 percent in Dohuk to 50 percent in Maysan. According to the electoral commission, the final results might not be known until the end of March.