Recounting all the ballots from Baghdad province will take two to three weeks, Iraq's election commission said Thursday, further delaying the formation of a new government. There are 68 seats in Baghdad up for grabs in the new 325-seat parliament.
According to the AP, election commission official Hamdia al-Hussaini said the Baghdad recount will start Monday for all Baghdad ballot boxes. "We estimate it will take about two to three weeks, depending on the skills of employees doing the counting," al-Hussaini conveyed. According to him, the recount will take place in the Rasheed Hotel in the Green Zone.
The head of the election commission, Faraj al-Haidari, also said that there will be a decision on a Kurdish call for a recount in the northern town of Hawija on Monday.
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