US-favored party takes dismal third

Provisional results show the [Ayatollah al-Sistani backed] United Iraqi Alliance, a coalition of Shiite religious parties like SCIRI and smaller secular groups, will probably take about half of the seats in the 275-member assembly that will write Iraq's new constitution and govern the country until it is passed. The country's ethnic Kurds, who make up about 20 percent of the population, look set to win some 55 seats, while the [US favored] third-largest party, led by Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, a secular Shiite, should take about 40 seats. [CS Monitor]

It's like the old saying: You can lead a horse to the polling booth...but you can't make it vote for a cow.

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