[JURIST] Abdul Hussein al-Hindawi, chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq [official website], said Tuesday that a final vote count from the January 30 election would be announced in "a few days." The IECI had previously estimated the vote count would take 7 to 10 days, but results are now expected sooner. The final count began Tuesday, and already Hindawi said the votes had been counted for several southern provinces along with most of Baghdad. Hindawi also acknowledged there had been some problems in Sunni areas north of Baghdad. The tallies will be resubmitted to the provinces in case of any discrepancies in the local count and the one done at the IECI's national centre, Hindawi said. AFP has more. JURIST offers a backgrounder on the Iraqi elections.