IHEC recommends dismissing 86 new appeals against elections results

  • 25-10-2021, 21:32
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    Independent High Electoral Commission - IHEC recommended rejecting 86 new appeals to the election results, while it agreed to conduct manual counting and sorting for 22 stations in 13 governorates.

    The Commission stated, in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that it "continues to study the submitted appeals, as they were audited by the concerned department, and accordingly 108 appeals were presented to the Board of Commissioners on Monday, and after completing the necessary investigative procedures in light of the evidence and the recommendation, the Council recommended the dismissal of 86 appeals for various reasons,”

    “The most important of reading is the lack of evidence for the appeal or its violation of the provisions of Article 38/First of the Iraqi Parliament Elections Law in force, as the appellant did not specify the station or center whose results is being appealed on, in addition to the demand to open all stations of the electoral district or to prove the announced results are consistent, and these appeals will be sent with the recommendation to the Judicial Commission for Elections to decide in accordance with the law,” included the statement.

    IHEC added, "The council decided to approve the re-counting and manual sorting of a number of incoming stations based on 22 appeals distributed over the governorates of Wasit, Sulaymaniyah, Najaf, Erbil, Nineveh, Kirkuk, Dhi Qar, Anbar, Qadisiyah, Salah al-Din, Basra, Baghdad and Babil, as it was supported by evidence, and the council will make a recommendation  appropriate, after completing the counting and sorting procedures,”

    "There is no truth to what is being reported by some media and social networking sites regarding the outcome of these appeals, as this result will be announced by the Commission after the procedures for the manual counting and sorting process are completed, which will be in Baghdad,”