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58 polling stations results are cancelled in three provinces of Iraq

Iraq's Electoral Commission has cancelled the results of 58 polling stations in three provinces, due to irregularities, a top commission official said.

Deputy chairman of the Electoral Commission, Qate' Zoubaie stated that "the election commission formed four committees to investigate complaints submitted by Iraqi political factions on the voting of the public, private and displaced persons after sorting the votes was completed".

The commission announced that nearly 60 percent or 12 million Iraqis across the country voted in the country's first parliamentary elections on the 30th of April.

Zoubaie said "The Commission cancelled the results of 35 polling stations in the Seniyah city in Saladin province, north, eight polling stations in the Ramadi city in Al-Anbar province, West, and 15 polling stations in the Rusafa and Karkh in Baghdad.

Zoubaie pointed out that the "votes were cancelled for reasons related to; inappropriate monitoring of the voting process by the electoral staff, similarities in the signatures or problems in barcodes".


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