June 30, 2018 / 12:01 PM / a year ago

Iraq to begin manual recount of May election votes on Tuesday

BAGHDAD, June 30 (Reuters) - Iraq will begin a manual recount of May national election votes on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Independent High Electoral Commission said in a statement on Saturday.

Only those problematic ballots flagged in formal complaints or official reports on fraud allegations will be recounted, the statement said. The recount will start in Kirkuk province on Tuesday, and will extend to six further provinces: Sulaimaniya, Erbil, Dohuk, Nineveh, Salaheddin and Anbar, the statement said.

Reporting by Raya Jalabi Editing by Catherine Evans

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