Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Iraqi Constitution Overwhelmingly Approved

As usual, the Associated Press, (via MSNBC), strives to put as negative a face as possible on the vote:
Results released by the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq showed that Sunni Arabs, who had sharply opposed the draft document, failed to produce the two-thirds “no” vote they would have needed in at least three of Iraq’s 18 provinces to defeat it.

Overall, 78.59 percent of voters backed the charter, while 21.41 percent opposed it, officials said.

But the nearly 8 in 10 Iraqi voters saying "yes" have made the AP's apparent goal of undermining Coalition efforts in Iraq just a bit more difficult.