Nechirvan Barzani, UNAMI chief hold talks in Erbil
President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert on Friday, October 15, in Erbil to discuss the results of the recent parliamentary elections.

Barzani’s office said that they discussed the political dynamics of the post-election period.
According to NRT both Barzani and Hennis-Plasschaert hoped that the new Iraqi government will be one that reflects the will of the Iraqi people and serves the public.
The statement also said that they agreed that complaints about the election should be dealt with by the courts.
Hennis-Plasschaert and the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) fielded an observation mission during the election, which concluded on October 10.
Meanwhile Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission’s (IHEC) said on Saturday, October 16, that manual counting of ballots following the parliamentary election is 95 percent complete, bringing final results closer to being announced.
IHEC Media Department staffer Imad Jamil said in a statement reported by state-run Iraqi News Agency (INA) that a total of 356 complaints have been lodged so far from both general voting on October 10 and special voting on October 8 combined.
He said that work on 85 percent of the complaints has already been completed and that the Commission will announce its findings later.
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