Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attend open-air Friday prayers in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)
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Close to three weeks after parliamentary polls, confusion reigns in Iraq as allegations mount of election fraud even with negotiations to form a government well underway.Since the May 12 victory of anti-establishment electoral lists, longtime political figures pushed out by Iraqi voters hoping for change have called for a recount – with some even calling for poll results to be canceled.Iraqi authorities have agreed to review the results, but have yet to take any concrete measures.If the results differ by more than 25 percent from those announced by the electoral commission, the move would force a manual recount of nearly 11 million ballots.Vote results in the province reflect its communal balance, with six Kurds, three Arabs and three Turkmen elects.
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