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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am
Results of Iraq’s elections:
An alliance of Shiite Islamist groups won the most votes in Iraq’s election, but the percentage it received – 47.6 per cent – was lower than many expected, according to the final tally released today.
A coalition of the two main Kurdish parties won 25.4 per cent and a bloc led by Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi got 13.6 per cent.
Overall turnout was 8.55 million votes, which was 58 per cent of those registered to vote. The Shiite United Iraqi Alliance won 4.075 million votes, the Kurds won 2.175 million and Mr Allawi’s list won 1.168 million, according to the tally released by the Electoral Commission.
UPDATE. Paul McGeough cranks up his auto-crisis civil war copy generator:
Only time will answer a critical half-dozen questions at the heart of Iraqi politics, the wrong outcome to any of which has the potential to spark sectarian or civil war.