How much turnout do you need for a successful election?

In the upcoming Iraqi election how much turnout do you need for a successful election? While a fantastic turnout upwards of 60% will certainly be hard to consider a failure (thought the left will try), should a turnout of 30% be considered a failure? It strikes me that when in the United States there have been voter turnout in the 40% to 50% range after democracy and security have been well established we should not be negative about even a 10%-20% turnout in a country voting for the first time. I certainly expect turnout to be strong on Sunday in Iraq, but high or low I will be excited for Iraqis new democratic population. Thanks http://citizenz.blogharbor.com for linking this.

Citizen Z :: Another Positive Iraqi Poll

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