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Iraqis await election results

BAGHDAD (AP) - It's already well into the afternoon in Iraq, but the country's electoral commission insists it will release full election results today on the parliamentary elections March 7.

With 95 percent of the vote counted, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's mainly Shiite bloc was in a virtual tie with an alliance that got heavy Sunni support.

That has led to calls for a recount. Iraq's Interior minister asked for a delay because of security concerns but the demand was dismissed.

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