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Turkmen protest in Daquq, Kirkuk against electoral fraud

Iraqi Parliamentary elections

A source said on Sunday that hundreds of Turkmen faction members began to stage a sit-in between Daquq and Kirkuk on Sunday to protest against Iraqi Parliamentary elections result rigging.

"The protesters demanded the government and the High Electoral Commission (HEC) to cancel the elections results or to start manual counting of votes", the source pointed out.

On Saturday, Arab and Turkmen political parties gave HEC a 24-hour deadline to start manual counting of votes to announce the results of the parliamentary elections.

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.

Iraqi cities witnessed a low voter turnout.                                                 

According to observers who spoke to The Baghdad Post, this elections is considered to be the worst in the Iraqi history in terms of the low voter turnout. They cited rising militancy and rampant violence under Haider Abadi government.       

The High Electoral Committee announced on Saturday that the elections voter turnout reached 44%.

Last Modified: Sunday، 13 May 2018 08:04 PM