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Politician: Announcing, ratifying elections results would take month



Senior National Wisdom Movement Leader Fady Al Shamry said that the announcement of the manual recounting and sorting of parliamentary elections' votes and ratifying them by the High Electoral Commission (HEC) would take a month.

Shamry explained that the president would not be able to call on the parliament to hold its first session, which is supposed to be held within fifteen days from the date of the ratification of the general election results, as stated by the constitution, due to political disputes, adding that the first parliamentary session is most likely to be held in October.

The Parliamentary elections was marked by record low turnout. It was the first since Iraq declared victory over the ISIS group and the fourth since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.