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Iraqi Lawmakers Seek Recount Amid Persistent Allegations of Fraud

June 7, 2018 4:50 PM
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Victory of coalition backed by populist Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr isn’t in question, but the recount effort creates a political logjam just as he is trying to form a government

BAGHDAD—Iraqi authorities moved Thursday to conduct a full manual recount of 12 million ballots in recent national elections, threatening to slow down the formation of a government after the victory of an anti-American cleric upended the political establishment.

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