Iraq's former prime minister Iyad Allawi said on Monday his Iraqiya bloc had instructed lawyers to appeal a decision by an Iraqi review panel to invalidate votes cast for 52 candidates in last month's vote.
"We have instructed lawyers to appeal against the panel's decision," he told a news conference in Ankara, adding: "We are very concerned about certain groups controlling the political process in Iraq.
Allawi's cross-sectarian bloc Iraqiya list won 91 seats, just two seats ahead of Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's State of Law. The panel's decision threw into question the slim lead of the winning Sunni-backed alliance.
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