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Iraqi Voter in Constitutional Referendum, 15 October 2005
Iraqi Voter in Constitutional Referendum, 15 October 2005
Iraqi Referendum on Constitution - 15 October 2005

On 25 October, it was announced that the Constitution was passed in the referendum held on 15 October. 78 percent of Iraqis nation-wide voted in favour in a turnout of 63 percent. There was a majority Yes vote in 15 out of the 18 Governorates; in 12 of these, the Yes vote was over 90 percent. The International Electoral Commission for Iraq said there were few irregularities and these would not materially affect the overall result.

Prime Minister Ja'afari described the process as a 'great historic achievement'. The Foreign Secretary welcomed the result, paying tribute to courage of the Iraqi people, the Iraqi Security Forces protecting them and the work of the Electoral Commission with the support of the United Nations.

The referendum took place on 15 October with a successful security operation. 6,293 polling stations were open throughout Iraq. The Iraqi election-monitoring organisation EIN deployed more than 10,000 monitors to polling centres across the country.