Iraqi parliament orders manual election recount

Iraqi parliament orders manual election recount
 

Iraq's parliament has voted to carry out a manual recount of votes cast in last month's legislative elections, amid allegations of widespread fraud.
MPs also replaced the leadership of the election commission and annulled the votes of overseas and displaced Iraqis.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned that security agencies had evidence of "unprecedented" violations.
He said the main issue was with the electronic vote-counting machines that were used for the first time on 12 May.
It is unclear whether Wednesday's vote will affect the outcome of the election.
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6 June 2018 in World News, Views: 116
Source: BBC
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