Iraqi Constitution Likely Passed, Officials Say Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Iraqi officials informed her the country's draft constitution probably passed. Officials are counting millions of ballots cast in Saturday's constitutional referendum. There was a high Sunni turnout, with most reportedly voting no to the draft charter.
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Iraqi Constitution Likely Passed, Officials Say

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Iraqi Constitution Likely Passed, Officials Say

Iraqi Constitution Likely Passed, Officials Say

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Independent Electoral Commission in Iraq head Adel Lami looks on Sunday as Iraqi election employees enter data from Saturday's constitutional referendum at the IECI headquarters in Baghdad's Green Zone. Reuters hide caption

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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Iraqi officials informed her the country's draft constitution probably passed. Officials are counting millions of ballots cast in Saturday's constitutional referendum. There was a high Sunni turnout, with most reportedly voting no to the draft charter.

Estimates put voter turnout at more than 60 percent. There was relatively little violence at polling centers on election day, but the U.S. military has reported that five American soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in Ramadi Saturday.