The commission sets next week as a date for deciding the election results

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2021/11/18 18:02

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The Independent High Electoral Commission confirmed, Thursday, November 18, 2021, that changing the election results depends on the decisions of the judiciary regarding the outcome of the appeals and their answers, while it announced a possible date for resolving the results.

Director of the Media and Mass Communication Department at the Electoral Commission, Hassan Salman, said in a statement followed by the obelisk that the commission received almost all the appeals from the judiciary within the legal period, pointing out that the number of appeals reached more than 1,000, including what is contradicted by the commission.

He added that there are six appeals in this field, and legal measures are supposed to be taken according to the commission’s decision, which may require a certain time and may not require much time.  

On talking about changing the election results, Salman explained that changing the election results depends on the judicial authority’s decision on the outcome of appeals and their answers, stressing that the final decision of the judiciary.

He continued: Next week will be the decisive week, perhaps in the middle of the first or second.

The Electoral Commission announced the completion of the procedures for considering the appeals and their appendices and the accompanying audit and review of the contested stations and counted and sorted manually.

According to the preliminary results of the legislative elections, the Sadrist movement, led by Muqtada al-Sadr, won the largest number of parliament seats, 73 out of 329.

The Taqadoud Alliance, led by the outgoing Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, came in second place, after winning 37 seats.

The State of Law bloc, headed by the head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, came third with 34 seats, then the Kurdistan Democratic Party with 32 seats.

The coordinating framework had renewed its rejection of the election results, noting that the Electoral Commission had not presented anything new until this moment, and criticized its move away from the polling stations about 50 meters.

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