BAGHDAD, March 28 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki said
Sunday he has the right to establish coalition with other parties to form what
he called a government of "national partnership."
Al-Maliki, whose State of Law Alliance came second in parliamentary
elections with 89 seats, said the next days would witness the announcement of
a coalition that would form the future government.
This coalition, he said in an interview with Somariya Satellite Station,
consisted of the State of Law Alliance, the Iraqi National Alliance, the
Kurdistan Alliance and the National Concorde Front.
The coalition, added Al-Maliki, would be responsible for forming the next
The bloc which has the largest number of votes is the one to form the next
government, he said.
Former Ayad Allawi's Iraqiya List came first in the March 7 elections with
Iraq National Alliance was third with 70 seats. The Kurdistan Alliance got
42 seats, The Kurdistan Islamic bloc got four seats while the Iraqi unity
block got for and the Islamic gathering with two seats.
Iraqi Higher Elections Commission (IHEC) and the UN mission in Iraq called
on all political parties to accept results of the elections. (end)
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