Shafaq News/ The Independent High Electoral Commission reported on Wednesday that the manual counting of the contested stations’ votes in Kirkuk governorate had ended, without changing the results.
The media official of the UNHCR office in Kirkuk, Ali Abbas, told Shafaq News Agency, “The commission in Kirkuk has completed the manual counting and sorting of 87 stations in which appeals were submitted.”
He added that the results of manual counting and sorting are 100 percent identical with the electronic results, and thus the results of Kirkuk, especially the second district, in which Arshad Al-Salihi, Kilan Qader, Najwa Hamid and Sawsan Jadoua won, remain the same.
He pointed out that “new appeals to nine stations may change the outcome.”
This confirmation comes amid a struggle between Sawsan Abdel Wahed of the Turkmen Front, who defeated Gharib Askar, the conquest candidate, by only two votes.