Iraq: Who voted and who didn't and why
Iraq: Who voted and who didn't and why By Frontlines staff, with material from agencies
BAGHDAD, Iraq � Polling places in some neighborhoods in Baghdad, Mosul, Tikrit and other towns and cities around the country were empty. Participation in the elections in those places was negligibly light.
In other areas of Baghdad, particularly the heavily fortified Green Zone and some residential areas, throughout the Northern Iraqi Kurdistan and heavily Shia areas under control of Ayatollah al-Sistani�s political forces, the polls were bulging with votes and sizable lines of voters could be observed.
The real numbers of this election, seemed to indicate the results were a mixed bag, no matter what the different parties are trying to spin: