Sunday, February 13, 2005

Democratic legitimacy

The news that the overall turnout in the Iraqi elections reached 58 percent, only one percent less than the turnout in the last UK general election, has somewhat counfounded the naysayers - who seemed so desperate to have the elections fail.

And of course, with the Euro-election turnout at 40 percent, this is a result which would have had most MEP crowing with glee had their electorates responded in like manner.

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