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Iraq Starts Manual Vote Recount for 6 Shi’ite Provinces

Iraq's election commission on Monday expanded its manual recount of ballots from May's parliamentary elections, which were marred by allegations of fraud and irregularities.   Observers from the United Nations and Iraqi political parties watched as commission employees in Baghdad began recounting ballots from six Shi’ite-dominated provinces: Basra, Mayssan, Thi Qar, Muthana, Qadissiya and Wasit.   Last week, the elections commission started the recount for the...

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