Cabinet orders election review amidst fraud charges

After reviewing a report on the integrity of Iraq's election system, the Cabinet has launched an investigation.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (center left) chairs a special session of the Iraqi Cabinet on May 24, 2018, to discuss the integrity of Iraq's election procedures. (Source: Iraqi Cabinet)

SULAIMANIYA - The Iraqi government has ordered an investigation of the country's May 12 national election, following widespread allegations of serious irregularities and fraud.

In a Cabinet meeting Thursday, several senior officials from Iraqi judicial and intelligence authorities - along with a team of advisors with programming expertise - presented a report assessing the extent to which the electoral system was protected against manipulation, according to a Cabinet statement.

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