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Iraq

Manual recount of Erbil election ballots gets underway

By Rudaw 12/7/2018
A member of the Kurdish security forces casts his vote in Erbil on May 12 in Iraq's disputed parliamentary election. Photo: Rudaw
A member of the Kurdish security forces casts his vote in Erbil on May 12 in Iraq's disputed parliamentary election. Photo: Rudaw
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The manual recount of 215 disputed ballot boxes in Erbil began on Thursday morning under the supervision of judges and party representatives.

The recount is taking place in Shadi Hall, Erbil city, overseen by members of the Iraqi electoral body, according to Rudaw’s Ranja Jamal.

In addition to these 215 boxes, a further 70 disputed boxes have been sent to Baghdad to be counted.

Appointed judges have decided to restrict the manual recount to only those ballot boxes that were appealed.

Several Kurdish opposition parties jointly rejected the results of Iraq’s parliamentary election on May 12, claiming the election process was rigged, pointing fingers at the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), a claim denied by both parties.

The manual recount of the votes began in Sulaimani on Tuesday. Opposition parties said they will boycott the whole process unless every single ballot is recounted. 

There were 3,200 polling stations in Sulaimani, where 450 complaints were lodged, but none of the dissatisfied parties appealed the votes at all stations.

A manual recount in the province of Kirkuk was completed last week, but results have yet to be announced.

The result of the recount will only be announced once the process is complete across Iraq and the diaspora.

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