Iraq’s parliament speaker says manual recount of May election votes to begin next week

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  • A manual recount of votes in Iraq’s May national election will begin next week.
  • The outgoing parliament this month passed a law mandating a nationwide manual recount of votes.

BAGHDAD: A manual recount of votes in Iraq’s May national election will begin next week, parliament speaker Salim Al-Jabouri said on Thursday.

The outgoing parliament this month passed a law mandating a nationwide manual recount of votes, but the panel of judges now in charge of the recount said it would only be conducted for problematic ballots.

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