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Our sit-ins will not stop until manual counting of votes: Turkmen

A Turkmen source confirmed on Monday that sit-ins in the province of Kirkuk will not stop until answering the Turkmen people demands.


The source pointed out that Turkmen are demanding manual counting of parliamentary elections votes in Kirkuk without the transfer of ballot boxes to Baghdad.

"Sit-ins will continue in Kirkuk until answering the demands of the protesters who are calling for their legitimate rights, especially after the occurrence of electoral fraud during the parliamentary elections", the source said.

On May 28, 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.

Last Modified: Monday، 04 June 2018 11:23 AM