Sunday, February 01, 2009

A little election goes a long way

There's good coverage of Iraq's local body elections in the New York Times. The Shiites are voting, the Sunnis are voting, the men and women are voting. With turnout of between 50 and 60 percent, about the same voter turnout as the US in 1980 electing Reagan as president, it puts our own local body turnout to shame. The 2007 Wellington local body election turnout was just 40 percent.