Two buses collide head on More than 15 injured Mangaluru 11 arrested for hatching plan to rob jeweller Madikeri Alleged derogatory remarks against Prophet journalist gets bail Mangaluru Amit Shah to visit city on Nov 14 stay overnight Lakhs of rupees cheated in the name of Kodagu district minister Court flays Central Crime Branchs Ambidant probe
Two buses collide head-on: More than 15 injured Mangaluru : 11 arrested for hatching plan to rob jeweller Madikeri: Alleged derogatory remarks against Prophet - journalist gets bail Mangaluru: Amit Shah to visit city on Nov 14, stay overnight Lakhs of rupees cheated in the name of Kodagu district minister Court flays Central Crime Branch's Ambidant probe
BAGHDAD, 14 Jun 2018 [Fik/News Sources]: Iraq’s Federal Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request by the country’s election commission to invalidate legislative amendments under which electronic vote count has been abolished.
Last week, the Iraqi parliament amended the election law to adopt only the manual count of votes in the May 12 parliamentary election.
The court “unanimously decided to reject the request to stop executing provisions of the third amendment to the election law,” Iyas al-Samouk, a spokesman for the court, said in a statement.
On Monday, the Supreme Judicial Council named nine judges as new members for the electoral commission after parliament froze the membership of the previous members amid accusations of failing to carry out the voting process and “collaboration in fraud and manipulation”.
Earlier this week, a huge fire broke out in the largest warehouse of ballot boxes in the capital, Baghdad, notably, before the start of the manual recount, which was expected to begin later this week.
On Monday, former Iraqi vice-president Iyad Allawi called for a national referendum on the results of the parliamentary election, in which firebrand Shia cleric Muqatada al-Sadr’s Sairoon coalition won most votes.