Abadi warns of ‘dangerous violations’ in Iraq election

Abadi told a news conference that a report presented to the government recommended a partial manual recount of the vote. (Reuters)

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday there were “dangerous violations” in the May 12 parliamentary election, won by a bloc led by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States also opposes Iran’s sway in the country.

Abadi told a news conference that a report presented to the government recommended a partial manual recount of the vote and he warned that some members of Iraq’s electoral commission would be banned from travel abroad without his permission.

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