Election Recount Ordered; Electoral Commission bosses Sacked

By John Lee.

The Iraqi parliament has ordered a nationwide manual recount of all votes from the parliamentary elections, following claims from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi that there had been serious violations.

Iraq’s top judicial authority, the Supreme Judicial Council, will also take over the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), replacing the local heads in each of the provinces by judges.

Last month’s elections saw a low turnout, and an unexpected victory for Shia leader Moqtada al-Sadr.

(Sources: Al Jazeera, Reuters, AP)

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One Response to Election Recount Ordered; Electoral Commission bosses Sacked

  1. M. Jackson 11th June 2018 at 15:32 #

    To all of those whom are obstructionists that use subterfuge to get what YOU want:

    People are dying. Iraqis that hunger to rebuild a brand new highly spirited nation with fairness and progression, and many people of good faith around world! You also are oppressing something so important to every nation…dreams.

    You obstructionists must stop what you are doing. Nations have disappeared throughout history.