Monday, January 31, 2005


Ramadi – The man who has been declared the unofficial top vote-getter in Al Anbar Province in yesterday’s Iraqi election has called today for a recount.

A spokesman for Ahmed Kartooni, the candidate from the “Iraqi Schvitz Baath” party, insisted that irregularities in the vote count had skewed the results.

Said the spokesman, who declined to appear on or off camera, “This is a perversion of justice which cannot stand. There’s no way our man won this thing fair and square. We demand a recount!”

There’s been no word yet on whether such a recount will be granted, or what the value of one would be, since Mr. Kartooni ran unopposed.

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