Kurds, Sun­nis and Shi­ites should unite to un­seat Ma­liki

Ma­liki has gar­nered 94 seats de­spite all de­fec­tions be­fore the elec­tions

The Kurdish Globe - - FRONT PAGE - By| Salih Wal­ad­bagi

The re­sults of the Iraqi Par­lia­men­tary Elec­tions were re­leased by the In­de­pen­dent High Elec­toral Com­mis­sion on 19 May, 2014. They can­not be de­scribed as any­thing other than a big tri­umph for the cur­rent Prime Min­is­ter Nouri al-Ma­liki.

The State of Law of Ma­liki in­creased its share of seats in the elec­tions from 89 to 94, in com­par­i­son to 2010.

The re­sults of the Iraqi Par­lia­men­tary Elec­tions were re­leased by the In­de­pen­dent High Elec­toral Com­mis­sion on 19 May, 2014. They can­not be de­scribed as any­thing other than a big tri­umph for the cur­rent Prime Min­is­ter Nouri al-Ma­liki.

The State of Law of Ma­liki in­creased its share of seats in the elec­tions from 89 to 94, in com­par­i­son to 2010. This is de­spite the many un­timely de­fec­tions that the Pre­mier Ma­liki suf­fered from be­fore the elec­tion.

His list was ex­pected to gain fewer votes than the pre­vi­ous elec­tions. His suc­cess was an in­di­ca­tion that he is still pop­u­lar in Iraq re­gard­less of the sec­tar­ian con­flicts, poor pub­lic ser­vices and the grow­ing dis­putes with the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Govern­ment (KRG) over sev­eral sig­nif­i­cant con­sti­tu­tional is­sues.

Ma­liki still needs a huge al­liance to form the next cab­i­net. He must sat­isfy his bit­ter ri­vals, maybe those who strove to un­seat him in the past and re­jected the idea of hav­ing the Pre­mier for the third pe­riod in the of­fice.

Ma­liki’s bloc gar­nered 30 seats in the cap­i­tal Bagh­dad, and came first in al­most 10 prov­inces, mostly in the Shi­ite dom­i­nated ones in the south­ern of the coun­try.

Ma­liki’s op­po­nents did not man­age their cam­paigns ef­fec­tively in or­der to get as many seats as pos­si­ble to form the new cab­i­net. Most of his com­peti­tors gar­nered be­tween 20 to 30 seats each.

Ahrar bloc of the prom­i­nent Shi­ite politi­cian Muq­tada alSadr saw a dra­matic re­duce in the share of the seats, al­most a quar­ter of the pre­vi­ous elec­tion. Re­gard­ing the Is­lamist Supreme Coun­cil of Iraq, which is led by A’mar al-Hakim, gar­nered only 30 seats.

The Sun­nis and the Kurds ex­pe­ri­enced a great de­gree of frag­men­ta­tion than be­fore. The­o­ret­i­cally, they can join the other Shi­ite fac­tions op­po­nent to Ma­liki in or­der to fi­nally suc­ceed to re­move him from power. How­ever, this op­tion is not the eas­i­est one prac­ti­cally. Su­laimani [18 seats] KDP (93,000 votes) [2 seats] PUK (240,000 votes) [6 seats] Gor­ran (347,000 votes) [7 seats] KIU (81,000 votes) [2 seats] Ko­mal (57,000 votes) [1 seat]

Er­bil [15 seats] [4 quota for women] KDP [7 seats] PUK [4 seats] Gor­ran [2 seats] Ko­mal [2 seats] KIU [None]

Duhok [11 seats] [ 3 seats for women/ quota]

KDP [8 seats] KIU [2 seats] PUK [1 seat]

Kirkuk [12 seats] [3 seats for quota] PUK [6 seats] KDP [2 seats] Turk­mens [2 seats] Ara­bic Al­liance[1 seat] Bagh­dad [57 seats] SLC [32 seats] Mu­tahidun [4 seats] Sadr [6 seats] Muwatin [5 seats] Wataniya [10 seats]

An­bar [15seats] [4 seats for quota/women] Mu­tahidun [4 seats] An­bar Loy­al­ists [3 seats] Na­tional Coali­tion [2 seats] Unity of Sons of Iraq [2 seats] Ara­bic Al­liance [2 seats] Iraqi Al­liance [1 seat] Sal­va­tion Coali­tion [1 seat]

Misan [10 seats] [3 seats for quota/women] SLC [4 seats] Sadr [3 seats] Muwatin [2 seats] Jaa’fari [1 seat]

Wa­sit [11 seats] [ 3 seats for quota/ women] SLC [6 seats] Sadr [3 seats] Muwatin [2 seats]

Ba­bil/Baby­lon SLC [7 seats] Muwatin [3 seats] Sadr [3 seats] Jaa’fari [1 seat] Kafaa’ [1 seat] Na­tional Coali­tion [1 seat] Fair State Front [1 seat] (Ta­yar Dawlah A’di­lah)

Sala­haddin [12 seats] [3 seats for quota] Ara­bic Al­liance [3 seats] Mu­tahidun [3 seats] Na­tional Coali­tion [2 seats] Sala­haddin Coali­tion [1 seat] Karama [1 seat] Iraqi Coali­tion [ 1 seat]

Mu­sana [7 seats] [2 seats for quota/ women] SLC [4 seats] Muwatin [2 seats] Sadr [1 seats] Diyala Diyala Iden­tity [5 seats] SLC 3 seats] Watani [2 seats] Kur­dis­tani [2 seats] Muwatin [1 seat] Sadr [1 seat] Basra SLC [12 seats] Muwatin [6 seats] Sadr [3 seats] Re­form Coali­tion [2 seats] Iraqi Badil Coali­tion [1 seat] Ziqar SLC [8 seats] Muwatin [4 seats] Sadr [2 seats] Fazi­lah [2 seats] Na­tional Part­ner­ship [1 seat] Re­form Coali­tion [ 1 seat] Na­jaf SLC [6 seats] Iraqi Loy­al­ists [2 seats] Sadr [1 seat] Qadis­siya SLC [5 seats] Sadr [2 seats] Muwatin [1 seat] Fazi­lah [1 seat] Kafaa’ [1 seat] Daa’wa [1 seat]

Kar­bala [11 seats] [3 quota for women] SLC [7seats] Sadr [2 seats] Muwatin [1 seat] Mus­taqila [1 seat]

Nin­eveh [31 seats] [8 seats for quota] Mu­tahidun [12 seats] Kur­dis­tani Al­liance [6 seats] Na­tional Coali­tion [4 seats] Na­tional Nin­eveh Coali­tion [3 seats] Ara­bic Coali­tion [3 seats] PUK [2 seats] Iraqi Coali­tion [1 seat]

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