Iraq’s parliament speaker says manual recount of May election votes to begin next week

Iraq’s parliament speaker says manual recount of May election votes to begin next week
A manual recount of votes in Iraq’s May national election will begin next week, parliament speaker Salim Al-Jabouri said on Thursday. (AFP)
Updated 28 June 2018

Iraq’s parliament speaker says manual recount of May election votes to begin next week

Iraq’s parliament speaker says manual recount of May election votes to begin next week
  • A manual recount of votes in Iraq’s May national election will begin next week.
  • The outgoing parliament this month passed a law mandating a nationwide manual recount of votes.

BAGHDAD: A manual recount of votes in Iraq’s May national election will begin next week, parliament speaker Salim Al-Jabouri said on Thursday.
The outgoing parliament this month passed a law mandating a nationwide manual recount of votes, but the panel of judges now in charge of the recount said it would only be conducted for problematic ballots.