The Baghdad Post

Abadi, Maliki to run in local elections on one list: source

Iraq’s Islamic Dawa (Call) Party member on Sunday said that the party’s secretary-general Nouri al-Maliki, the country’s former prime minister accused of corruption, and former PM Haidar al-Abadi will run for the upcoming local elections on one list.

Dawa Party decided that Maliki and Abadi will run for the upcoming local elections on one list, “but the two sides have postponed the issue and do not want to announce it to the public now,” said a leader in the party, who spoke in condition of anonymity.

Maliki and Abadi welcomed this decision, the source said, expecting that such a decision will be announced soon.

This comes although Nasr (Victory) Alliance, led by Abadi, has denied Saturday the intention to merge with the State of Law Coalition led by Maliki to run for the upcoming elections. Source