Some violence, but large turnout in Yemen elections
SAN'A, Yemen (CNN) -- About 80 percent of Yemen's voters turned out for Sunday's parliamentary elections, which were described by monitoring groups as largely fair, although there was some violence.
In one incident in Mukayras, a soldier opened fire at a polling station, killing eight people. At least one other person died in other election-related incidents.
The elections were the first since 1994, when a civil war nearly ended the 1990 union between the conservative North Yemen and socialist South Yemen.
The final tallies would not be made public until Thursday. Monitors said that, with 49 of 301 constituencies decided, the General People's Congress, led by President Ali Abdullah Saleh, had won 33 seats, and its principal foe, the Islamic Islah party, took nine. The Yemen Socialist Party and three others boycotted the polls, alleging irregularities in voting. The government denied their charges.
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