ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is insisting on counting the votes in Sulaymaniyah province manually after it accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of fraud.
Gorran lawmaker Bestoun Fayiq told BasNews on Sunday that the PUK should agree to their proposal if it is sure about the election process and its validity.
A day earlier, Iraq’s parliamentary election was held across Kurdistan Region and Iraq. In Sulaymaniyah, tensions arose between Gorran and PUK after the former accused the latter of violations in the polls.
Only hours after the vote, the PUK reportedly attacked Gorran’s headquarter in Sulaymaniyah.
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani released an immediate statement overnight to call on the conflicting sides to practice restraint.
According to the Gorran lawmaker, political factions in Sulaymaniyah and the electoral commission have scheduled a meeting today to discuss their disputes over yesterday's election.