Iraq's Allawi to appeal ban on candidates

Allawi said 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.

Iraq's Allawi to appeal ban on candidates

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.
 

Reuters

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