Thursday, December 15, 2005

Polls Open In Iraq's Parliamentary Election

Polls opened on Thursday in Iraq's first election for a full four-term parliament since the fall of Saddam Hussein, witnesses said.
Reporters said polls opened at 7 a.m. (0400 GMT) as planned. Some 15 million people are eligible to vote in an election which Iraqis hope will end decades of suffering, lift living standards and pave the way for a withdrawal of U.S.-led troops.