Iraq’s Maliki and Jabouri warn against rigged election results

President of the Iraqi Parliament, Salim al-Jubouri (R) also issued a similar warning after casting his vote. (Reuters)

Iraqi Vice President and former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was the first to vote in the country’s landmark parliamentary elections at a polling center in Baghdad’s Green Zone on Saturday.

After voting, Maliki warned of potentially disastrous outcomes in the event of the results being “rigged through electronic devices.”

Maliki is the main opponent of the current Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi.

President of the Iraqi Parliament, Salim al-Jubouri also issued a similar warning after casting his vote.

"We are monitoring the voting process and vote counting closely," he said, stressing the importance of the Electoral Commission’s role.

Polls have opened across Iraq in the first national election since the declaration of victory over ISIS.

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