Submit :
News                      Photos                     Just In                     Debate Topic                     Latest News                    Articles                    Local News                    Blog Posts                     Pictures                    Reviews                    Recipes                    
  
Iraq Polls: Latest counting gives majority vote to none
The latest news from the vote counting in Iraq's parliamentary elections says that th there is a tight margin between incumbent Prime Minister Nouri Maliki and his main competition Iyad Allawi, who heads the secular Shia-Sunni Iraqiya coalition.

EVEN AS the vote counting process enters its final stage in the Iraq parliamentary elections, results till now show that there is a tight margin between incumbent Prime Minister Nouri Maliki and his main competition Iyad Allawi, who heads the secular Shia-Sunni Iraqiya coalition. 80 per cent of the vote counting process has been finished.

The Pime Minister Nouri Maliki's State of Law alliance is forging ahead in the cities of Baghdad and Basra, apart from seven provinces. Iyad Allawi's coalition is ahead in five other provinces out of the total 18.

The parliamentary elections, which took place on Sunday, March 7 amid several violent incidents, were speculated even then, for giving no clear majority mandate to any party. With the gap between the coaltions already led by the two main leaders becoming marginal, this seems to hold true. People are expecting the two alliances to either come together or ask for support from even smaller players, through long and difficult negotiations.

Still, the vote counting results could head either way, after combining the votes of refugee voters outside Itaq and the pre election votes of Iraqi security forces.

The process of vote counting for the 325 member assembly to be constituted after the Iraq Parliamentary elections, will be complete over a few days, but, results will come officially by March end, due to all complaints about vote manipulation and election fraud. On this issue, the Independent High Electoral Commission claims that the polls have been fair with multiple checks against fraud.

COMMENTS (0)
Guest
Name
Email Id
Verification Code
Email me on reply to my comment
Email me when other CJs comment on this article
}
Sign in to set your preference
Advertisement
merinews for RTI activists


Advertisement
Not finding what you are looking for? Search here.