View Full Version : Recount delays 'successful' Iraqi election results...

02-09-2005, 10:05 PM

When we thought that ole Recount was out of our lives for good. ROFL I wonder if the US SC could help out? :hmmm:


Recount forces Iraq to delay election result
By Steve Negus in Baghdad
Published: February 9 2005 17:11 | Last updated: February 9 2005 19:09

Iraqi election officials admitted on Wednesday that the result of the country's elections 11 days ago would be delayed to allow a recount of 300 ballot boxes from outlying regions.

The officials did not say when the final results, which had been due for release on Thursday, would be published. "It will be a little bit delayed," said Farid Ayar, spokesman for Iraq's independent elections commission. "We don't know when this will finish."

Officials said the 300 boxes to be recounted represented a "sample", apparently to check the initial counts conducted by election centres throughout Iraq shortly after the votes were cast. Officials had hoped to publish final results for the election to the 275-seat assembly today - 11 days after the poll.

Some Sunni Arab politicians have expressed impatience with the slow vote count, alleging that the commission would use the extra time to manipulate the outcome.

However, those results so far announced tally with many voters' expectations, with a coalition of mainly Shia groups taking more than half the vote and a Kurdish-led alliance taking nearly a quarter.
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The delay comes as election officials also grapple with the problems that have emerged in northern Iraq, where at least 15,000 people were unable to vote due to threats from insurgents and logistical problems. The commission ruled out scheduling a second round of elections in these areas, but said it was still considering ways to address the complaints.

02-09-2005, 10:11 PM
Sad that you would find glee in such a subject.

I guess some people need to be right at any expense.