The Independent High Electoral Commission in Iraq announced, on Sunday, that the final results of the parliamentary elections will be announced within the next two days.
Imad Jamil Mohsen, a member of the media team of the commission, told the official Iraqi News Agency (INA), that “it is hoped that the final results of the elections will be announced within the next two days.”
He added that “the appeals had a strong impact on the results, as the stations canceled by the judiciary changed the number of seats” for some political forces.
Mohsen explained that “the Federal Court will ratify the names of the winners of the elections, while the judiciary will approve the appeals and consider them as (mandatory).”
And Shiite forces objecting to the results of the parliamentary elections in Iraq announced, last Friday, that they had obtained 8 new seats after the manual counting of the poll results.
Since last month, Iraq has been experiencing political tensions, with armed Shiite factions rejecting the preliminary results of the elections, which took place on October 10, last October, saying that they were “fabricated” and demanding a manual recount of the votes.
Recently, the Electoral Commission announced that it had completed the manual counting of votes in the polling stations, in which candidates and political forces submitted appeals regarding their validity, and then submitted their appeals and recommendations to the Judicial Commission for Elections for final settlement.
According to the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections, the “Sadr bloc” of Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr came first with 73 seats out of 329.