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IHEC holds an important press conference for the Media

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The IHEC has announced during an extended press conference attended by the local and international media on the completion of receipt of the appeals and complaints concerning the polling day of the Iraqi Parliamentary Elections of 2018 according to the legal framework specified for carrying out this election. The Chairperson of the Board of Commissioners, Mr. Maan Al- Haitawi confirmed that the IHEC has ended by the end of the official working on 31 May 2018 from the receipt of appeals and complaints related to the elections in accordance with the legal contexts adopted by the IHEC.

From his part, the Chief Electoral Officer, Dr. Riyad Al- Badran said that the IHEC has canceled about 1,021 polling stations after it was proved that these polling stations committed irregularities. Dr. Al-Badran pointed out that the Board of Commissioners dealt with all the complaints received in transparency and professional manner that resulted in cancellation of these polling stations according to the legal contexts concerning the complaints. The IHEC wasn’t content only with the complaints and appeals filed by the political entities, but it started to form the competent committees to follow-up and consider the violations and it has achieved the largest proportion of the number of canceled stations, as well as the cancellation of 411 polling stations from 490 polling stations.

Dr. Al- Badran added that the electoral process was conducted properly and smoothly and achieved a great success rate despite the attempts of some political parties to doubt this information while the process of matching the results has approved with what is in the ballot boxes. He called on the Iraqi people to be assured that the results are sound and accurate. There is no doubt that we have dealt with everyone, including the committee formed by the Prime Minister to consider the violations of elections and in view of  transparency and our keenness to perform our tasks, we provided the formed committee by the Prime Minister  with all the answers and inquiries that have been requested by the IHEC.