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Iraq's Prime Minister Says He's Opposed To An Election Redo

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said: "The elections were held, there's no turning back. We have to move forward in order to form a new government."
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Iraq's Prime Minister Says He's Opposed To An Election Redo

Days after a warehouse storing ballot boxes for Iraq's parliamentary election caught fire, the country's prime minister says he's opposed to any repeat of the vote.

According to reports out Tuesday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said: "The elections were held, there's no turning back. We have to move forward in order to form a new government."

Not long after the fire broke out, a statement from Abadi's office called the incident a "plot to sabotage the country and its democratic process."

Some members of Iraq's parliament have called for a do-over for the May 12 elections. Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's bloc won the vote, but a new government has yet to be formed.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.