Iraq elections pave the way for a second term for Abadi

Preliminary results indicate that my list of Sadr and Amiri compete for second place

Monday, 28 August 1439 – May 14, 2018 AD Issue Number [14412]

Electoral Commission officials prepare votes manually to compare them with the numerical value in Najaf yesterday (AFP)

Baghdad: Hamza Mustafa Arbil: Ihsan Aziz

While the final results of the Iraqi elections are due to be officially announced today, preliminary data reported yesterday that the alliance of “victory” came in first place, paving the way for its leader, Prime Minister Haider Abadi, for a second term.

According to unofficial results, according to the Reuters news agency, the coalition of «Saron» led by Moqtada al-Sadr came in second. But the French Press Agency quoted an Interior Ministry official as saying that the Fatah alliance formed by factions in the Popular Rally led by Hadi al-Amiri was second, followed by Saroun. As for the “State of Law” coalition led by Nuri al-Maliki, the preliminary results placed him in fourth place, and if confirmed this result, it would be a setback for the former prime minister.

In the Kurdistan region, the Kurdistan Democratic Party, led by former regional president Massoud Barzani, according to preliminary results, ranked first, and surprised the party observers by winning 7 seats in the province of Nineveh. The PUK came second. Source

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