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Turnout High in Iraq Election, Tallies Under Way

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Turnout High in Iraq Election, Tallies Under Way

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Turnout High in Iraq Election, Tallies Under Way

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Election workers count ballots in Basra following Iraq's national election, Jan. 30, 2005. Reuters hide caption

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Turnout is high in Iraq's landmark elections Sunday, especially in the Kurdish north and Shiite south; but far fewer Sunnis went to the polls. Credible results will not be available for several days. Iraq's interim prime minister, Ayad Allawi, told a Baghdad news conference Monday that he will work to make sure that the voice of all Iraqis is represented in the new government.