Iraq: No election recount. The BBC reports that 'Iraq's election commission has rejected calls from the president and prime minister for a recount of votes cast in the general election on 7 March.' IraqPundit explains (after going off on yet another clueless NYT article) that
Several political science professors and information science professors were interviewed [Arabic]. They said the success of Allawi is a rejection of the political religious movements. Iraqis saw what religion does when it enters politics, and they don't like it.