Today, Thursday, the Electoral Commission in Iraq ended the recount and manual counting of the last contested centers, and confirmed that they are identical with the results of the electronic count, while the leader of the Sadrist bloc Muqtada al-Sadr saw that forming a national majority government is the only solution to save Iraq, at a time when the leader of the coalition attacked Al-Fath Hadi Al-Amiri, head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Hennis-Plasschaert, accused her of interfering in the elections and their results.

Today, the Electoral Commission teams completed the recalculation of 217 electoral centers in Nineveh Governorate in the north of the country, after it had completed during the past two days the recalculation of 653 electoral centers in Baghdad, Muthanna, Dhi Qar and Najaf, and closed the file of all appeals and complaints submitted by those who objected to the election results.

The commission explained that "the result of the ongoing manual counting and sorting is 100% identical to the results of the electronic counting and sorting for the legislative elections that were held on October 10."

The committee formed to consider the appeals presented its reports to the Board of Commissioners, which recommended sending the results to the Judicial Authority for Elections.

Al-Sadr warned of the dangers of blackmailing independents who won the elections (communication sites)

majority government

Meanwhile, the leader of the Sadrist bloc that led the elections in Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr, stressed that the only solution to Iraq's problems is "the formation of a national majority government for the next stage."

Al-Sadr indicated that the Kurds and some Sunnis agreed to form such a government, stressing that he would choose the opposition if he did not form a majority government.

He called for protecting and defending independent winners in the elections and protecting their votes. He said, "The presence of independents in the next parliament and their desire to be in the opposition is a beautiful work to form a national majority government. For the sake of the project, but for the sake of construction, and you do not take orders from behind the borders at all.”

Al-Sadr warned during his meeting with a number of independent candidates who won the elections yesterday evening, Wednesday, of the dangers of buying the independents, because there are some parties seeking to win them over, either with money or intimidation in order to seize their votes, and what is happening now is the encroachment on the votes of the independents to drive them out with the aim of reaching the partisans among the losers in the elections. .

Al-Fateh coalition led by Al-Amiri is the most prominent loser in the recent elections, by obtaining 16 seats (European)

Amri's accusations

In a related context, the leader of the Al-Fateh Al-Amiri Alliance yesterday accused the head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Hennis Plasschaert, of interfering in the parliamentary elections and their results, considering that she was behaving as if she was a supreme delegate.

Al-Amiri said - during his meeting in his office with the European Union Ambassador to Iraq Phil Variola on Wednesday - that "the recent parliamentary elections are the worst since 2003, and that proceeding with their fraudulent results in this way is an undermining of the democratic process in Iraq," according to a statement by his office.

The attack on Blackshart comes after she said during a briefing via a video call to the UN Security Council on Tuesday that there is no evidence of fraud in the Iraqi elections, and that the authorities and parties must acknowledge the results, warning that “false accusations and threats of violence would lead to dire results.” ".

Blackshart added that the Iraqi elections "were painstakingly organized and well-managed thanks to the efforts of the Independent High Electoral Commission, and represent a step towards restoring Iraqis' confidence in their government."

Mrs. @JeanineHennis Briefing the UN Security Council on #Iraq: The assessment of the elections was that they were generally quiet, well-managed and showed clear technical and procedural improvement.

It represented, in general, a great achievement that the Iraqi authorities and parties would be happy to acknowledge publicly.

— UNAMI (@UNIraq) November 23, 2021

The "Al-Fateh" alliance - a political umbrella for armed Shiite factions - is the most prominent loser in the recent elections, by obtaining 16 seats, after it came second with 48 seats in the 2018 elections.

According to these results, the "Sadr bloc" came at the forefront of the winners with 73 seats out of 329.

Since the announcement of the preliminary results, Iraq has been experiencing political and security tensions due to the rejection of the so-called coordination framework - which includes armed Shiite forces and factions - the results, which it says are "fabricated", and demands that all votes be recounted manually.