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Iraq election results - Iraqiya bloc is in the lead
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's Iraqiya bloc is taking edge in Iraq's parliamentary elections result. In the 325-member Council of Representatives, according to result declared so far, Iraqiya bloc won 91 seats.

FORMER IRAQI Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's bloc is taking edge in Iraq's parliamentary elections result. Iraq's parliamentary election was held on March 7. In the 325-member Council of Representatives, Iraqiya bloc won 91 seats result declared so far. State of Law Alliance led by Prime Minister Maliki won 89 seats and the Iraqi National Alliance, a coalition led by Shiite religious groups, won 70 seats. Kurdistania, comprised of the autonomous Kurdish region's two long-dominant blocs, won 43 seats.

Iraq parliamentary election results were announced at a press conference held by the Independent High Electoral Commission in Baghdad. No group seems to be come close to winning the majority of the 163 seats in the 325 member Council of Representatives to form a government, which will force the parties to build a coalition.

Shortly after the latest figures were released, Prime Minister Maliki cried foul and demanded a recount manually and warning that one was needed to "protect political stability ... and prevent a return to violence." However, Election officials have refused the allegation of Maliki and IHEC chairman Faraj Al Haidari said recounting votes of Iraq Parliamentary elections manually is impossible. Earlier, the UN's envoy to Iraq described the election as "credible" and urged Iraqis to accept the results.

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