Iraq Election Commission backtracks on results after threats

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Iraq’s High Election Commission has backtracked on results it published following parliamentary elections after militias linked to Iran said that they would reject them, casting severe doubt on the electoral process. On Tuesday night, the election commission announced a series of results in which parties linked to pro-Iran militias performed poorly, winning only 14 seats in the 329-seat Iraqi parliament. However, the pro-Iran militias, most of whom are part of the state-sanctioned Popular Mobilisation Forces coalition, issued threats and said that they would not accept the results. Hadi Al Ame…

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