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Iraq election results to be announced Sunday

[JURIST] A spokesman for the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq [official website; English version] said in Baghdad Saturday that the final tally of results from the January 30 election will be announced at 4 PM Sunday local time (8 AM ET); it is expected that they will be published online here. Partial results released previously [JURIST report] give the lead to a Shiite Islamic list, with Kurdish parties and a party group [political party website] led by Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi coming third. The Transitional National Assembly chosen in the vote will draft a permanent constitution for Iraq which will be put to a popular referendum in the fall. BBC News has more. JURIST provides an archive of Iraq election coverage.

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