Disagreement in the results of counting and sorting.. A political front speaks of a “serious defect” in the second simulation in Kirkuk[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Baghdad Today - Baghdad
Today, Monday (October 2, 2023), the United Iraqi Turkmen Front revealed a discrepancy in the results of electronic and manual counting and sorting in the second simulation process in Kirkuk Governorate.
A statement by the Front, received by "Baghdad Today", stated that "the Electoral Expertise Center for Studies and Training revealed the errors of the second simulation process conducted by the Independent High Electoral Commission on September 25 in all governorates."
The Center based its statement, according to the Front, "on the inquiry initiative presented by the Iraqi Turkmen United Front list regarding the difference in results between the electronic counting and sorting devices and the manual counting and sorting process that occurred in Kirkuk Governorate."
The Center called on "the Independent High Electoral Commission to correct the defect in order to preserve the credibility of the elections, prevent confusion, and not repeat the state of skepticism that accompanied the elections in 2018 and 2021."
On September 25, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani supervised the Electoral Commission’s second simulation process for the upcoming provincial council elections.
The simulation process that took place included 920 electoral centers throughout Iraq, including the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
The Commission said that the simulation “is a completely electronic process, in which the human factor has no role, as the reliability of the devices was verified and confirmed in accordance with the law, through the Commission’s programs and examining companies,” noting that “the presence of representatives of political entities and forces, in order to reassure and examine the integrity of the conduct of the electoral process.” By the participants.
Source: Baghdad Today