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Strong turnout for Iraqi election despite unrest

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Strong turnout for Iraqi election despite unrest


Voting is over and counting has begun in Iraq’s election. Experts say the election is only the first step and have warned it could take months of negotiations for a government to be formed.

With around 6000 candidates chasing 325 seats, even counting the votes could take some time:

“Initial results will be posted on the polling station doors as and when they come through but the definitive results will take much longer,” said a spokesman for the Iraqi election commission.

500 international observers have joined the 250 thousand national monitors to ensure the poll ran smoothly.

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