Manual counting of ballots from Iraq election 95% complete: IHEC

A man walks into a voting booth in Sulaimani on October 10, 2021 (NRT Digital Media)

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SULAIMANI — Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission’s (IHEC) said on Saturday (October 16) that manual counting of ballots following the parliamentary election is 95 percent complete, bringing final results closer to being announced.

IHEC Media Department staffer Imad Jamil said in a statement reported by state-run Iraqi News Agency (INA) that a total of 356 complaints have been lodged so far from both general voting on October 10 and special voting on October 8 combined.

He said that work on 85 percent of the complaints has already been completed and that the Commission will announce its findings later.

(NRT Digital Media)