Iraq: May 12 recount to start Tuesday

(MENAFN) On Saturday, the Iraqi elections commission said that the manual recount of May 12 parliamentary election votes will start Tuesday in Kirkuk province.

Judge Laith Hamza, a spokesman for Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission, said that the recount would begin in the province of Kirkuk before it extends to six more provinces, namely Sulaimaniya, Erbil, Dohuk, Nineveh, Salahuddin and Anbar.

Representatives of the United Nations, political parties, local and international observers and agents of parliamentary candidates will be allowed to attend the manual recount of votes, he noted.

A security source told Sky Press that "the warehouse guards, in cooperation with a police force, arrested a number of suspects who were planning to burn ballot boxes that were not affected by the June 10 fire."


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