Iraq's Electoral Commission Rejects 174 Complaints, Accepts Seven
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Iraq's Electoral Commission Rejects 174 Complaints, Accepts Seven

ERBIL — Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) announced on Thursday that it had rejected a total of 174 complaints regarding the results of the elections while seven complaints have been accepted.

According to a statement by the electoral commission, two of the accepted complaints had been submitted from the capital Baghdad, three from Ninevah and one from Basra provinces and another from Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region.

The commission further explained that the ballots from those stations are expected to be recounted manually.

Iraq held the parliamentary elections on October 10 with the pro-Iran Shia parties continuing to reject the results, believing that some regional countries have been involved in committing fraud in the general elections.

Except the Sadrist Movement of powerful Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, other Shia parties have lost the majority of their seats in the latest elections.

Their supporters have been taking to the streets in different cities of Iraq over the last few days and vowing to stay in the streets unless their demands are addressed which also includes a manual recount of all votes across the country.

On Wednesday, the demonstrations against the results of the elections demanded a trial to be held for the head and members of the Board of Commissioners.

The committee for the demonstrations said in a statement that "the head and members of the Board of Commissioners should be submitted to the judiciary to be tried and receive their just punishment for the legal violations they committed," as cited by Shafaq News.

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