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1/28/05

Polling starts for Iraqi elections in Iran's Khuzestan province

Ahvaz, Khuzestan prov, Jan 28, IRNA -- polling of Iraqi nationals residing in Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan started simultaneously in three polling stations in Ahvaz and Shush Friday morning.


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Representative of the International Organization of Migration (IOM) Veronica Divisova told IRNA here today that the necessary measures have been taken in the three polling stations in the province by the cooperation of provincial Law Enforcement and political officials to guarantee a free procedure of voting.


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She said 9,700 Iraqi nationals registered in the province for voting in the elections during the due time for registration which was even extended by two days.

She also cited the figure by Iranian officials which puts the number of Iraqi nationals residing in Khuzestan province at 40,000 and said it was expected that the 60 percent of this population would turn out in the elections.


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According to the IOM representative, 40 balloting boxes have been set up in the three polling stations to accumulate the votes of the Iraqi nationals residing in this province.


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The Iraqi elections started Friday for three successive days in 14 countries worldwide which accommodate the largest communities of Iraqi expatriates.


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