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Iraq's federal elections in May were marred by allegations of fraud and irregularities, largely blamed on electronic voting machines meant to tabulate results speedily.

Iraq's manual election recount to begin Tuesday

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Iraq's manual election recount to begin Tuesday

Iraq's May elections were marred by allegations of fraud after the elections commission introduced electronic voting machines to tabulate the results speedily.

The Iraq Report: Election drama continues

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The Iraq Report: Election drama continues

Our weekly round-up of the latest from Iraq

Iraq to manually recount ‘suspect’ <em>ballots</em> only

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Iraq to manually recount ‘suspect’ ballots only

Only ballot boxes suspected to have been affected by fraud will be sent to Baghdad for a manual recount, in a bid to speed up the laborious ...

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Egypt TV anchor declares Erdogan rival winner of elections

An Egyptian television TV anchor has declared the main rival to Turkey's president in a weekend presidential election as the winner of the vote despite official results.

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Turkey lira climbs 3 percent after Erdogan election win

Investor confidence was shored up after Erdogan secured a decisive victory, ending worries political uncertainty would drive down the currency.

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Erdogan on victory: I will make Turkey a superpower

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, vowing in his victory speech to ...

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Erdogan leads early count in pivotal Turkey election

Erdogan was on Sunday leading a tightly-contested presidential election in early counting as he seeks a new mandate in the face of a revitalised ...

Turkey's Erdogan faces resurgent opposition in twin election test

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Turkey's Erdogan faces resurgent opposition in twin election test

Turks began voting on Sunday in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's toughest election test, with ...

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

Investigating the fire at the ballot warehouse after the recount was ordered - our weekly round-up of the latest news from Iraq.

Police among four arrested after Iraq ballot fire

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Police among four arrested after Iraq ballot fire

Iraqi policemen were arrested following a fire at a warehouse holding ballot boxes.

Fire engulfs Baghdad ballot storage ahead of vote re-count

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Fire engulfs Baghdad ballot storage ahead of vote re-count

A fire has ripped through a Baghdad warehouse containing over 3 million ballot papers as Iraq prepares for a manual recount of its general ...

Iraq parliament orders full election recount

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Iraq parliament orders full election recount

Iraq's parliament has ordered a recount at all polling stations following charges of electoral fraud.

The Iraq Report: Turkey's silent invasion of Iraq

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The Iraq Report: Turkey's silent invasion of Iraq

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week features Ankara's attack on the PKK in the Qandil mountains.

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Iraq's Electoral Commission cancels 1021 polling station results

Iraq's Electoral Commission has cancelled the results of hundreds of polling stations following a recent national vote, calling the whole outcome of the election into question.

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Lebanon's Berri re-elected for sixth term as parliament speaker

Nabih Berri, who is now 80, has been Lebanon's parliamentary speaker since 1992

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Iraq PM orders calm in Kirkuk amid election protests

Iraq has instructed security forces in the multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk to maintain order amid allegations of electoral fraud during the first ...

Iraqis shun first election since defeat of IS

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Iraqis shun first election since defeat of IS

More than half of the nearly 24.5 million voters did not show up at the ballot box in the parliamentary election, the highest abstention rate ...

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Iraq holds first elections since victory over IS

Worries about security will dominate the first parliamentary elections in Iraq since declaring victory against the Islamic State in Decemeber.

Elections will do nothing to address Iraq's decay

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Elections will do nothing to address Iraq's decay

Comment: Given the sectarian divisions gripping Iraq today, it cannot truly be said that the country is engaging in democracy, writes Tallha ...

Iraq elections: Meet the contenders

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Iraq elections: Meet the contenders

With Iraqis expected to vote in some new faces and unusual alliances, who exactly are the main contenders for Baghdad's 329 parliamentary seats?

Iraq: As parties fracture, signs of change emerge

Yomi Kleinmann

Iraq: As parties fracture, signs of change emerge

Analysis: Ethnicity alone is no longer sufficient to unite Iraq's political elite as the country's politics begin to move past years of ...

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