The outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, has denounced the serious irregularities during the Iraqi legislative elections. In particular, he has accused members of the Independent Electoral High Commission (IEHC) of rigging the electronic votes that operated from abroad.

Al Abadi announced his intention for a pre-emptive ban on members of the IEHC leaving the country while waiting for a judicial decision.

For its part, the IEHC has already annulled the results of more than a thousand polling stations.

Haider al-Abadi had come to power in 2014 at the time of the international campaign for the resignation of the elected Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki. Al-Abadi has just lost the elections to the nationalist Coalition of the Shiite leader Moqtad al-Sadr with the Communist Party.

Anoosha Boralessa