Middle East

February 4, 2009

With tension rising, Iraq will recount ballots in Anbar

Iraq's electoral commission vowed to recount ballots from some polling stations in Anbar province after tribal leaders accused the Iraqi Islamic Party, which currently controls the provincial council, of rigging the vote. Among the protesters: the head of the Awakening Council whose alliance with U.S. Marines is credited with defeating al Qaida in Iraq.

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