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Iraq / Elections #780590

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Feb 13, 2005
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(Studio: Randi Kaye) The official election results in Iraq, with the Shiite-dominated United Iraqi Alliance on top, outlined.

(Baghdad: Nic Robertson) Iraqis’ reactions to the election outcome featured; scenes shown of Turkmen†† protesting about disenfranchisement; details given of the influence of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. [Iraqi election committee Farid AYER† {thru translator} – says we congratulate everybody.] [Iraqi Electoral Administration Adil al-LAMI† {thru translator} – announces the vote count.] [United Iraqi Alliance Mowaffak al-RUBAIE†- says this will be a government of national reconciliation.] [Iraqi MAN – says any attempt to establish a religious state will backfire.]

(Studio: Randi Kaye) Report introduced.

(White House: Dana Bash) The US reaction to Iraq’s election results featured; scenes shown of President Bush leaving church; statement from Bush quoted. [Senators William FRIST, Rick SANTORUM†, Pat ROBERTS†– comment on the Shiite majority’s winning less than 50 percent of the vote.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN†- notes the need for more Sunni participation.] [Senator Charles RANGEL†- states the American people would not have voted for war just for this election.] US death toll figures cited.

(Studio: Randi Kaye) The reaction of former Pentagon favorite Ahmed Chalabi to the elections noted. [On the phone from Baghdad, CHALABI – says we must work together.]

Kaye, Randi;
Robertson, Nic;
Bash, Dana

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