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Iraq election commission delays final results announcement

[JURIST] A spokesman for the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq [official website] said Wednesday that the announcement of final results from last month's Iraqi elections [JURIST Hot Topic archive] will be delayed so that the Commission can recount votes from 300 ballot boxes. The results were originally scheduled to be announced Thursday. No new date for an announcement was set. According to partial election results already posted by the IECI, the Shiite-dominated ticket, endorsed by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani [official website, English version] is leading with about half the votes. AP has more.

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