Some statistics and facts.....
Here are a couple of links to the last United Nations sponsored census regarding Iraqi population demographics..
A few things i would like to point out.
1- Sunni population percentage in Baghdad. These figures are disputed ofcourse, but between this last report (published after the US invation) and the election results. A truth can be found in there somewhere.. And its deffinately not 58 % for UIA.
2-Education level of Baghdadi population. I hope you all can agree with me, that a relatively high educated class/populous is more likely to vote for liberal and non sectarian than on sectarian and religious lines.
3-the Kurds are Sunni and therefore are counted as such in these reports.
4-Basra; where the hell did all the suni and christian votes go.. As all iraqis know very well, Basra is the second largest city in Iraq and has a substancial Sunni and christian population. Its a relatively Middle class city with many professionals who are well educated and are unlikely to vote on religious lines.. In Basra the UIA 555 got 77% of the vote, Allawi 11% the rest almost negligble.
5-where the hel did the Kurdish vote go in Baghdad.
6-One last point,, Seat allocation was not at all reflective fairly. In my oppinion seat allocation was cut down in Sunni areas in favour of Shiaa suthern governates. you can look at this closely yourselves.
This goes for both Sallahadin (8 seats ) and Al-Anbar (9 seats) now compare them to other southern provinces with very similar seats and look at the population differences,, Noticfe also how Babil gets 11 seats ove Anbars 9 seats. 150,000 extra voters right.. Well right. but why does Najef,, Qadisiya and Wasit(vasit),, all have the 8 seats same as Sallaheddin when Saalahadin is more than 100,000 more voters than each of these provinces.. especially in Quadisiayas case where its almost close to 200,000 more voters in Sallahaddin .. Go figure..
HERE'S A LINK http://www.ieciraq.org/final%20cand/pos2/PO_Poster_Seat%20Allocation_Turc.jpg (seats allocation per province).
1.1 Distribution of population by governorate
Mid-year population 2004 as projected by COSIT
Now you can make up your own mind about the truth behind these election results, and the last two elections for that matter. As far as i'm concerned every election so far has been tainted with fraudulant activity and mismanagement.. The only difference now is that it just matters so much,,,4 years is just too long a time to allow for people who are dishonest to rule.
http://www.ieciraq.org/English/Frameset_english.htm (latest results from the Iraqi independent commision).
So please, stop regurgitating the bullshit that your lazy media keeps telling you about Iraq and Iraqis. We are not a country of sheep that follow the prevailing winds or the march of the mullahs. We have been one of the highest educated per capita countries in the middle east for a long time. we have a very large middle class. And that is not just my oppinion,, It is a well documentated fact and recognised by the United Nations reports.
Anyway, check out the links and feel free to knock yourselves out,,