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Iraq concludes manual recount of controversial May parliament polls

Iraqi parliament.


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraq concluded on Monday the manual recount of votes for the parliament elections held in May, its electoral commission has announced, wrapping up a process that followed  accusations of forgery.

The recount was launched early July at polling stations where complaints of vote manipulation had been filed as per a ruling by the Federal Court.

Those were the first polls Iraq held for the 329-seat chamber since declaring the defeat of Islamic State militants late 2017.

The polls put the bloc sponsored by Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr first, with the bloc led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi coming third.

 


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