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Baghdad / Obelisk: The Prime Minister’s Adviser for Elections Affairs, Hussein Al-Hindawi, confirmed, Thursday, October 14, 2021, that the final results will be announced at noon Friday, noting that we and the Independent High Electoral Commission are working hard all day long to finalize the issue of results.
Al-Hindawi said in a statement to the Rudaw Network, which he followed to the Obelisk, that the final results do not differ from what was announced from the preliminary results, noting that the officials of the Electoral Commission are now working on sorting and counting the ballot boxes, which are hovering over some problems and doubts, and I believe that these will only change a few simple numbers in the results. Distributed to everyone and as a result there are no surprises related to the results.
Al-Hindawi denied any fraud or violations of the electoral process, which went smoothly, stressing that these elections used very advanced equipment and from a technological point of view, the preparations and electoral processes are very good compared to other previous elections.
He pointed out that the issue of complaints and appeals is a normal thing that occurs in every special election from parties that believe that they have lost a number of their seats in the upcoming Iraqi parliament, but the Electoral Commission is keen to adhere to the aspect of integrity and it is not in its interest to take sides with any party, and we have sought from the beginning to make this success The election.
He added that the hall is crowded with international observers, Arabs and Iraqis, representatives of electoral blocs and the media, and all operations are conducted with complete transparency in front of everyone.
He concluded his speech by saying: Tomorrow we will finish the results and after ratification, they will be sent to the Federal Court, and any party has the right to submit its objections through legal means.
The preliminary results of the elections revealed that the Sadrist movement, led by Muqtada al-Sadr, won the highest number of seats in the Iraqi parliament, with 73 seats.
The Taqaddam party led by Muhammad al-Halbousi came in second place after winning 38 seats.
The State of Law bloc, headed by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, came third with 37 seats.
On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the National Coalition issued a strongly worded statement regarding the results of the parliamentary elections, while the coalition held the government and the Electoral Commission fully responsible for that.