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Manual recount of Iraq parliamentary election votes to begin on Tuesday

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SHAFAQNA - A manual recount of suspect votes in Iraq May parliamentary election will be conduct on Tuesday 3 July in presence of representatives from United Nations, foreign embassies and political parties. "The manual recount will be conducted…

Iraq orders manual recount only for dubious ballots boxes

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SHAFAQNA - High Electoral Commission in Iraq will conduct a manual recount of votes in a May parliamentary poll only for ballots where electoral fraud was proven in official reports. According to Middle East Monitor, ballot boxes for the…

Political alliance of Iraqi PM al-Abadi and Shia cleric al-Sadr

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SHAFAQNA - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr  said their political blocs, which came in third and first place in a parliamentary election respectively, would enter into an alliance in an effort to form a new government…

Iraq election: some Ballot boxes burned before recount in east Baghdad

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SHAFAQNA - A massive fire broke out Sunday in three warehouses containing ballot boxes of Iraq's parliamentary election in downtown capital Baghdad. According to BBC, the fire hit Iraq's biggest ballot paper warehouse that was being used…