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More good news big news out of Iraq this morning violent attacks during yesterday's election they're leaving dozens.
Of voters unfortunately dead at that did not keep people from exercising their new right to vote.
-- Wilkes is live for us in Baghdad with the very latest -- money.
Good morning -- well this more.
-- the candidates and coalitions are all trying to spin.
The elections they -- -- the Iraqi election commission estimating voter turnout at about 55 to 60%.
That would be a bit higher than the 51 person that turned out last year for the provincial elections.
Ballot counting is well underway there had been a concern about -- part participation.
They boycotted the elections back in 2005.
Then in January as Shia led election panel banned hundreds of candidates from the ballot among them several key Sunni lawmakers a huge outcry from the Sunni community -- it but in the end.
Their most prominent candidate did not get on the ballot.
US ambassador Chris -- says though that it -- does look like this Sunni minority did show up at the polls.
The Sunnis came out a number we believe it'll be something on the order how this -- Voted on and we're still waiting for precise.
Election results are voter participation results but.
All the nature -- parties -- participated all the coalition's participated.
And general -- Tierney joined ambassador -- there -- -- -- on FOX & Friends earlier both of them spoke to reporters.
Here in Baghdad and -- told us that there doesn't that violence does not seem to -- voters away from the polls now there was some violence about 38 people killed mostly into apartment building bombings here in Baghdad but general Odierno said contrary to reports.
That this was rocket fire and mortar fire these were actually what he calls bottle bombs.
He says they're -- and Latin crude devices of explosives hidden inside water bottles they make a lot of noise they're designed to intimidate.
But he says they're not really lethal they were found dozens of them in Baghdad and many other cities.
-- -- New York -- colony thank you very much for that report on historic day in Iraq yesterday the people waking up today there was little fingers -- I mean.
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