The commission has been educating voters and training poll workers to familiarize them with it, Badran said. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily
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A new electronic system will deliver the results of Iraq's upcoming national election within hours of polls closing, the country's chief electoral officer said – a marked improvement from previous years when it took weeks to announce the outcome.Baghdad awarded Korean company Miru Systems a $135 million contract for the system, which includes around 70,000 devices to be used across the country, Badran said.More than 2.3 million Iraqis – mostly Sunni Muslim Arabs, a minority in Iraq – are still internally displaced.Badran said displaced Iraqis with voting cards from previous elections can use them to vote. There are nearly 7,000 candidates running for 329 seats in 18 provinces using Iraq's proportional representation system.
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