Iraq’s political forces have signed an agreement that will allow the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and the current Parliament to continue to operate until the end of the year. Demonstrators see that the 45-day deadline an attempt by politicians to buy time.
The Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) have rejected the Iraqi Parliament's request for a manual recount of 10% of the votes and the rejecting of IDP and expat votes. IHEC officials stated that only the Iraqi Supreme Federal Court has the power to cancel results.
On Monday, May 28th the Iraqi Council of Representatives held a session to discuss the May election results. The non-binding resolution that resulted, called for the rejection of Iraqi expat voters and IDPs and a manual recount in Kirkuk.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi questions results of the Parliamentary Elections that were held on the 12th of May. Abadi referred members of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) to the Iraqi Commission of Integrity for investigation.