Baghdad (IP) - The media reported widespread protests in various parts of Iraq over the results of the parliamentary elections.

Iran PressMiddle East: People in Baghdad, Basra, Nasiriyah, and other parts of the country demonstrated on Sunday evening to protest the results of the country's parliamentary elections.

A group of demonstrators blocked the route from Baghdad to Babil in southern Iraq and demanded a manual recount of the ballots. Another group of protesters blocked the road from Baghdad to Salah al-Din by burning tires and creating obstacles.

In the city of Basra, protesters gathered in Saad Square and several other streets to demand a recount.

Al-Madain, 30 km southeast of Baghdad, is also the scene of widespread protests over alleged fraud in recent elections this evening.

In parts of Dhi Qar province, including the city of Nasiriyah, people took to the streets and chanted slogans to protest the election results.

The Iraqi Electoral Commission announced the final results of the parliamentary elections on Saturday evening but stressed that this result could be challenged.

According to the results on the website of the Electoral Commission, the Sadr faction led by Muqtada al-Sadr scored 73 seats.

The "Taghadom" coalition led by Mohammed al-Halbousi achieved 37 seats, and the State of Law Coalition led by Nouri al-Maliki won 34 seats.

Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Massoud Barzani won 33 seats, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Party (PKK) led by Bafel Talabani won 16 seats, and Al-Aqd al-Watani led by Faleh Al-Fayyaz won 5 seats.

After the election results were announced, Mohammed al-Badawi, a member of the Fatah Shiite coalition led by Hadi al-Amiri, said that foreign parties had tarnished the image of Iraq's parliamentary elections.

Mahmoud al-Hayani, a member of the Fatah coalition in Iraq, reacted to the final results of the early parliamentary elections in the country, saying that the results of these elections are a great conspiracy against the Hashd al-Shaabi.

Dohi al-Qaisar, another former member of the Iraqi parliament and the current candidate, also said in response to the announcement by the High Electoral Commission that the results were completely contrary to what was written on the ballots.

On the other hand, Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the Sadr faction in Iraq, announced the acceptance of the new results, emphasizing that the Sadr faction is the more significant parliamentary faction and seeks to form a serving government.

Early Iraqi parliamentary elections were held on Sunday (October 10th).


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