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Iraq is 'fraud-proofing' its upcoming elections, says official

Preparations for Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections include fraud-proof voter biometric identification cards and German-printed ballot papers, the chair of the country's electoral commission said on Sunday.

The biometric cards require three sets of fingerprints, Electoral Commission chair Jalil Adnan told state television, six weeks before the elections are due to take place.

Adnan said that 17 million of the biometric cards, which voters will need to vote, have been printed, but millions are still without the ID.

The electoral commission has put the number of voters registered for the 10 October elections at over 24 million, almost all of Iraq's adult population.

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