Iraqi Political Forces Reject Results of Parliamentary Elections
The Iraqi Resistance Coordination Committee announces its rejection of the results of the Iraqi elections and accuses the Electoral High Commission of preparing fraudulent results ahead.
On Tuesday, the Iraqi Resistance Coordination Committee announced its rejection of the current election results, saying it has become clear beyond a doubt that "the Electoral Commission prepared results in advance at the expense of the will of the Iraqi people."
In a statement, the committee confirmed that the judiciary and the Electoral Commission did not deal seriously with the appeals file in accordance with the law, adding that the evidence presented by political forces and blunders made by the Commission was sufficient to move towards manual counting or to make a clear change in the results of the poll.
In the same context, the committee accused the Electoral Commission of manipulation in poll results including contradictive statements, invalid votes, canceling stations, and identical voter fingerprints.
The most damning evidence, according to the committee, is the selectivity of the electoral judiciary in its acceptance of a specific number of votes, despite appeals.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) for the Iraqi legislative elections announced that the Sadrist movement led by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr won 73 seats out of 329, winning the majority bloc in the parliament for the next four years.