Haider al Abadi told a news conference that a report presented to the government recommended a partial manual recount of the vote, raising the prospect of further uncertainty in Iraq.
For the first time in many years, Iraqis have voted for politicians who campaigned not on sectarian or ethnic fault-lines but salient issues such as the country’s economy.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi says all blocs should take part in the political process while Muqtada al Sadr, whose alliance won the May 12 elections, invited all parties to help form a new government.
Influential Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr's group were declared the winners of the Iraqi election after votes in 16 of 18 provinces were tallied.
Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr and an amalgam made up of pro-Iranian militia led by Hadi al Ameri surge in surprise results from Iraq's national election. Horse-trading likely before a premier and a coalition government is installed.
Voting has begun in Iraq's first parliamentary election since declaring victory over Daesh, with the country hoping to shore up a fragile peace and rebuild.
The May 12 election, the fourth since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, will be dominated by the same leaders and factions that emerged 15 years ago.
Foreign troops will confine their activity to training Iraqi soldiers after Daesh was pushed out of its stronghold of Mosul late last year.
Iraq's parliament on Saturday adopted an $88.5 billion budget for 2018, with Kurdish lawmakers boycotting the vote to protest against a cut in the amount allocated to their autonomous region.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will meet his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al Jaafari and is also expected to meet Prime Minister Haider al Abadi on Sunday.
Border guard forces of Iraqi army are supported by controversial Shia militias against fires from Syrian territory. There is no information about who opened fire.
Iraqi Prime minister Haider al Abadi urges the country's northern semi-autonomous Kurdish region to abide by the court ruling.
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