Iraqi parliament calls for recount of 10 percent of votes

<p style="text-align: left;">Iraqi Parliament on Monday, May 28, voted for a manual recount of 10 percent of votes in each province across the country.

The decision was made during a meeting of Iraqi Council of Representatives held on Monday when the Iraqi deputies discussed the results of the parliamentary election held on May 12.

Lawmaker Ahmed Haji Rashid told NRT that the Iraqi parliament rejected the votes of the Iraqi diaspora, excluding those of the Christians.

The parliament also rejected votes of the internally displaced people (IDPs), he added.

&ldquo;There is an opinion among the lawmakers to annul Iraq&rsquo;s Independent High Electoral Election,&rdquo; he said.

Up to 168 lawmakers attended the session of the parliament on Monday.

The parliament&rsquo;s meeting came after several parties across the country complained about the results of the parliamentary election, saying there was vote rigging during the election.

Iraq&rsquo;s electoral commission introduced electronic voting and vote counting to eliminate electoral fraud.

The Iraqi parliamentary elections saw a 44 percent of voter turnout on Saturday, May 12.

Around 10 million eligible voters cast their ballots during the election. A total of 24 million Iraqis were eligible to cast their votes to elect members of parliament, who will in turn elect the Iraqi President and Prime Minister.

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