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S. Korean firm bags deal to export vote-counting machines to Iraq

All News 09:31 April 02, 2017

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean election equipment maker has signed a US$100 million deal with Iraq's election watchdog to export vote-counting machines to the Middle Eastern country, the Iraqi Embassy in Seoul said Sunday.

Miru Systems has recently inked the deal with Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission on the supply of vote-counting equipment, beating European and American rivals, according to the embassy.

Iraq plans to hold elections in September to choose local council members and chiefs, with a parliamentary vote slated to take place next year.

Baghdad is reportedly considering using Miru Systems' vote-counting equipment and solutions in the September local elections for the first time.

"The Iraqi government expects the introduction of a new system to ensure transparent and accurate vote counting," an embassy official said. "We hope the contract will help promote bilateral cooperation further."

Miru Systems declined to comment on the details of the contract, citing a non-disclosure agreement.

Established in 1999, Miru Systems has been in charge of maintaining and repairing the electronic voting system of South Korea's National Election Commission.

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