It is unclear whether the government can force it to undertake those measures, and it is also unclear whether doing so would change the outcome of the election. The four Sunni-dominated provinces where vote results from balloting in camps for people displaced during the recent war against the Islamic State group would be cancelled are Anbar, Diyala, Salahuddin and Ninevah. It also suspended the commission's leadership, which is to be replaced by nine judges. The council ditched the leadership of the election commission and chose to annul votes from Iraqis out of the country. Abadi's bloc came in third.
At least 16 people were killed and dozens injured after an arms depot exploded in the Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital late Wednesday, security and medical sources said.
The officials provided the updated toll on Thursday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to reporters. It was not clear what triggered the explosions that destroyed or damaged 20 homes.
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Calls for a recount have been mounting since the election was held, with multiple charges of electoral fraud being bandied about, though the exact nature and mechanism of the alleged fraud is often not specified.
Abadi's stance raises the prospect of further uncertainty in Iraq at a time when political blocs were starting the complicated process of forming a new government, watched closely by Baghdad's Western allies.
Al-Abadi called for criminal investigations, and banned election officials from traveling overseas without his approval.