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Iraqi PM says elections will be fair despite ‘problems’

Mina Aldroubi writes for The National:

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi promised to ensure a fair general election next month after raising doubts about the country's electoral body.

“The Independent High Electoral Commission contains many problems,” Mr Al Abadi told reporters in Baghdad on Sunday.

He said “there is nothing independent" about the electoral commission and that the Iraqi parliament, which selects the panel, would be responsible for ensuring that the electoral process was unbiased.

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