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Iraq Polls: Allawi leads now, calls for recount rise
Iyad Allawi, the main challenge to incumbent Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki has emerged to lead the Iraq polls, as per vote counting updates released on Sunday. Till now, 95 per cent of the votes have been counted.

EVEN AS Iyad Allawi, the main challenge to incumbent Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki has emerged to lead the Iraq polls, as per vote counting updates released on Sunday, there is a rise in demand for a recount. Till now, 95 per cent of vote counting has been completed in the second parliamentary elections, which took place on March 7.

The lead for Iyad Allawi and his Iraqiya coalition is a narrow one, in a election that could still go either way, with fears from the beginning of no political faction getting a clear majority from the electoral mandate. If this happens, then there may be political vaccum even as US troops leave Iraq.

Iyad Allawi is leading against incumbent Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki by 11,000 votes, according to the prelimary results announced by the Independent Electoral High Commission. He is getting most of his support from the Sunni dominated northern provinces.

Meanwhile, Nuri Al Maliki is now demanding a recount, saying that the rising demands for a recount must be conceeded to. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has also asked the Independant Electoral High Commission to order a recount for some provinces. Several blocks are demanding a recount alleging manipulation with the votes.

Nuri Al Maliki said, "I call on the High Electoral Commission to respond immediately to the demands of those blocs to preserve the political stability and prevent the security situation from deteriorating and avoid the return of violence."

The final results for these Iraqi Polls or the Parliamentary elections will come in on Friday.

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