June 11, 2018 / 8:35 AM / in 4 months

PM Abadi says opposed to repeat of Iraq election

BAGHDAD, June 12 (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday he opposed any repeat of the May 12 parliamentary election, after allegations of electoral fraud raised political temperatures.

Parliament has demanded a nationwide recount of votes, drawing calls for the election to be re-run. Abadi said only the Supreme Court could decide whether to re-run the vote, which was won by a bloc headed by Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. (Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein Writing by Michael Georgy Editing by Gareth Jones)

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