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Supreme Court Confirms Election Re-Count

By John Lee. Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court has reportedly upheld a law mandating a nationwide recount of the votes from May’s parliamentary election, which had been ordered following claims from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi that there had been serious violations. The court has also ruled that the cancellation of votes from people overseas, the displaced, […]

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Sadr, Amiri announce Political Alliance

By John Lee. Nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Hadi al-Amiri have reportedly announced an alliance between their political blocs. The groups who won first and second places respectively in last month’s parliamentary election. While Sadr’s Sairoon Alliance is opposed to Iranian involvement in Iraq, Amiri’s Fatah (Conquest) Coalition is head of an Iranian-backed militia. At […]

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Disputes over Election Results flare after Baghdad Ballot Fire

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The fate of Iraq’s latest elections has become fraught following a deliberate arson attack on the ballot boxes storage center in the Rusafa district of Baghdad on June 10. The facility exposed to the […]

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Video: Fire hits Iraq’s biggest Ballot Warehouse

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Emergency services try to put out a fire that ripped through Iraq’s biggest ballot warehouse in eastern Baghdad’s Al-Russafa district, ahead of a vote recount prompted by allegations of fraud during legislative elections that […]

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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 […]

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Disputed Election Results Threaten Conflict in Kirkuk

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  On May 30, the Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq annulled votes cast at more than 1,000 of the country’s polling stations, including 186 stations in Kirkuk, a city […]

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US Congress Targets Iraq Election Winners

By Bryant Harris for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  As parliamentarians in Baghdad work to form a new governing coalition in the wake of this month’s elections, their counterparts in Washington are seeking to sanction more than a […]

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UN Iraq Representative Urges Calm

UN Iraq Representative Kubiš says elections were held in generally calm and stable environment, urges calm as electoral appeals are being adjudicated through established legal channels. Briefing the UN Security Council, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq Ján Kubiš said national elections were held on 12 May in a generally calm and stable environment. […]

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Video: Vote Fraud Allegations Trigger Recount

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s electoral commission says it is cancelling the results from more than 1,000 polling stations used in this month’s parliamentary vote. It says it has evidence of fraud at voting centres both in […]

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US in ‘Wait and See’ Position After Iraq Election

The victory of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s party in Iraq’s recent election has put the United States in a wait-and-see position, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters yesterday in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The secretary was in Colorado to preside at the change-of-command ceremony for North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. “History […]

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Legislators call for Canceling Election Results

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Many Iraqi legislators call for canceling election results On May 21, a group of Iraqi parliament members submitted a request to the speaker to cancel the results of the May 12 […]

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