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

by Reuters
Thursday, 28 June 2018 10:38 GMT

BAGHDAD, June 28 (Reuters) - 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. (Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; writing by Raya Jalabi; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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