After Recount in Iraq, no Changes

Via the BBC:  Baghdad election results upheld by election commission

"The number of the seats are still the same and didn’t change," electoral official Qassim al-Abboudi told reporters, adding that the recount’s outcome was compatible with the original results announced in March

Now a governing coalition has to formed, as no party has a majority of seats.  The likely outcome is the return to the PMship by Iyad Allawi, whose bloc holds a two seat advantage over that of sitting PM Nouri Maliki.

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Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter