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Irregularities cited in Iraqi election

BAGHDAD — Iraqi election monitors on Sunday reported multiple irregularities in the country’s first provincial vote since US troops left, but were unclear as to whether results would be affected.

In an initial report, two nongovernmental organizations, Shams and Tamoz, said over 300 irregularities had been recorded by the 7,000 monitors they had sent across Iraq to cover Saturday’s polls.

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