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For Immediate Release
January 11, 2005

January 30 Election Is First of Three in Iraq
Fact of the Day

Iraqis will vote for their futures on Jan. 30 in the first of three elections to be held there this year. Later this month, Iraqis will vote for members of the 275-seat National Assembly, provincial governments, and a Kurdistan National Assembly. By Aug. 15, the National Assembly will draft a new constitution. By Oct. 15, Iraqis will vote on a draft of this constitution in a nationwide referendum. On Dec. 15, Iraqis will go to the polls one final time to elect a democratic government based on that constitution. Then finally, by Dec. 31, the democratic government will take control of Iraq.

Source: U.S. Department of Defense

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