Iraqi election authorities say to accept complaints until Tuesday

Preliminary results announced on Thursday showed major gains for allies of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

Iraqi election authorities say to accept complaints until Tuesday
Iraqi election officials are still sifting through complaints before they can certify the final results of provincial polls held more than a week ago, the head of the electoral commission said on Sunday.

Faraj al-Haidari, Iraq's top electoral official, said the independent electoral commission (IHEC) would accept complaints until Tuesday. All complaints would be checked before final results are announced for the Jan. 31 polls to select leaders in 14 out of Iraq's 18 provinces.

"We have 14,500 candidates vying for 400 seats, which means 14,000 of them are bound to be unhappy," he said.

Preliminary results announced on Thursday showed major gains for allies of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

Reuters
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