Fast Facts: Initial Vote Results

Published October 17, 2005

| Associated Press

Initial results from Iraq's constitutional referendum, as reported by election officials in each province. The figures are from the first tallies done by each province's counting centers, which must be sent to Baghdad for another check and compilation. The final official figures, likely to be announced no sooner than Tuesday, may differ.

The names of each province is followed by its capital in parentheses. No information was available from Baghdad province; the southern province of Babil; the northern Kurdish provinces of Dahuk, Suleimaniyah and Irbil; and the central province of Salahuddin.

In some cases, elections officials gave only rounded figures.

West-Central Iraq:

ANBAR (Ramadi):

Figures only from the area of the city of Fallujah. Turnout in other parts of Anbar province believed to be minimal, and results not known.

— Yes: 3 percent.

— No: 97 percent.

— Votes counted: All 100,000 votes from Fallujah counted. (Turnout of 77 percent in Fallujah. )

DIYALA (Baqouba)

— Yes: 280,000 (70 percent)

— No: 80,000 (20 percent)

— Disqualified votes: 40,000 (10 percent)

— Votes counted: All 400,000 votes counted. (57 percent turnout)

NINEVAH (Mosul)

— Yes: 326,774, (78 percent)

— No: 90,065, (21 percent)

— Disqualified votes: 2,965 (less than 1 percent)

— Votes counted: 419,804 votes, from 475 of the 500 polling stations counted so far. (Turnout percentage unknown.)

TAMIM (Kirkuk)

— Yes: 341,611 (63 percent)

— No: 195,725 (36 percent)

— Disqualified votes: 5,420 (1 percent)

— Votes counted: All 542,000 votes counted. (78 percent turnout).

Southern Iraq:

BASRA (Basra)

— Yes: 640,200. (97 percent)

— No: 19,800. (3 percent)

— Votes counted: All 660,000 votes counted. (64 percent turnout).

DHI QAR (Nasiriyah)

— Yes: 415,000 (90 percent)

— No: 46,000 (10 percent)

— All 461,000 votes counted. (54 percent turnout)

KARBALA (Karbala)

— Yes: 417,715 (95 percent).

— No: 21,985 (5 percent).

— Votes counted: All 439,700 votes counted. (60 percent turnout.)

WASIT (Kut)

— Yes: 494,950. (95 percent)

— No: 26,050. (5 percent)

— All 521,000 votes counted.(54 percent turnout).

Four southern provinces where only the turnout was known, as reported by Carina Perelli, the U.N. elections chief:

NAJAF (Najaf): 56 percent.

MUTHANNA (Samawah): 58 percent turnout

MAYSAN (Amarah): 57 percent turnout

QADISIYAH Diwaniyah): 56 percent turnout.

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