Wednesday, 01 December 2021 05:42 GMT

Iraq cancels votes in 1000 stations over "manipulation"


(MENAFN) On Wednesday, Iraq's High Elections Commission announced its decision to cancel voting results in the recent parliament elections from more than 1000 polling stations, adding it would hold violators accountable, Iraqi News reported.

It said its teams inspected 102 stations at 10 provinces where vote manipulation was reported by political parties, adding that violations were verified.

The commission added it voluntarily scrutinized 2000 more stations, out of which 852 proved to have witnessed breaches, hence cancellation of results.

According to the commission, the measures put the total of stations where results had been cancelled at 1021. It said it continues to receive challenges to results and "would not hesitate in holding violators accountable".

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