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IECI set to release results of Iraq vote fraud investigation

[JURIST] The Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) [official website] announced Tuesday that results from its investigation into allegations of voting fraud during the December 15 parliamentary elections [JURIST news archive] will be announced Wednesday, but that voting results will not be released for two weeks, until the International Mission for Iraqi Elections [official website], an independent group who agreed [JURIST report] last week to review the results, is finished with their own fraud investigation. Shortly after the vote took place, a group of Sunni Iraqis alleged the results were fraudulent [JURIST report] and over 10,000 protesters in Baghdad claimed [JURIST report] the vote was rigged by Shiite religious groups to gain power. The UN refused [JURIST report] to conduct their own fraud investigation after a coalition of Shiite and Sunni groups threatened to boycott future national assembly meetings, and demanded the dissolution of the IECI. AP has more.

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