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Parliament gives HEC a 48-hour deadline to start manual vote counting

Iraqi Parliament's rapporteur, Niazi Maamar Uglu said on Wednesday that the parliament gave the High Electoral Commission (HEC) a 48-hour deadline in order to start manual counting of parliamentary elections votes.

Uglu pointed out that the parliament will wait the response of the HEC over the parliamentary resolution within 48 hours.

On Monday, Iraqi parliament has voted in favor of scraping the results of the Iraqi elections abroad. It also decided to revoke results of the elections held in the displaced camps in Salahuddin, Nineveh, Diyala and Anbar.

The parliament said there are proofs elections held in these areas had been rigged.
Elections results in Kurdistan region and Kirkuk were canceled also by the parliament due to existence of electoral fraud.

Iraqi people made their way to the poll stations On May 12 to cast their ballots in the country's first parliamentary elections since the defeat of ISIS terrorist group in December 2017.

Saairun Alliance, which is led by Sadrist Movement leader Moqtada al-Sadr, won the most number of seats in the upcoming parliament.