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Iraq election results delayed at least another week

[JURIST] The Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) [official website] will wait for international monitors to finish their investigation of fraud complaints before it releases the results of the December 15 Iraqi parliamentary election [JURIST news archive]. The International Mission for Iraqi Elections [official website] which began its investigation [JURIST report] in the beginning of January is not expected to have a final report ready until after January 22. Of the 1,500 complaints filed, about 50 are considered serious enough to affect the results at some of the 30,000 polling stations across Iraq. A senior official in Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari's Dawa party noted that the delays will result in a more accurate election. AP has more.

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