Middle East

March 21, 2010 4:54 PM

Maliki, behind in popular vote, calls for a recount in Iraq

Iraq's electoral commission quickly rejected the demand, however, saying there was no justification for further delaying results of the March 7 parliamentary polls. Maliki's coalition leads in the number of seats it'll control in the new parliament, but is trailing former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi in the popular vote.

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