Monday, September 09, 2002


Yahoo reports Iraqis to Vote on Keeping Saddam.

The last referendum was in 1995, and Saddam received 99.96 percent of the vote to continue as president.

Saddam was first appointed president in 1979 after replacing Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, the Iraqi general who led the Baath party to power in a 1968 coup. Saddam has since held the post of the party leader, army commander and chairman of the council. Occasionally he has served as prime minister.

No doubt he also gets a say in the vote tallying...


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