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Iraqi MP: the High Election Commission only counted the votes of displaced persons in the Kurdish Region. Election Commission cancelled the votes of those in displacement camps under Baghdad's control. Protests now in camps in Ninawa province.
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Breakdown Of The Iraq Election Results

Analyzing the returns from Iraq’s May 2018 parliamentary elections shows some interesting trends. First, the most well organized parties did the best. Some lists were focused upon the wrong themes, and there was widespread charges of fraud.

The Sairoon alliance between Moqtada al-Sadr, the Iraqi Communist Party, and some civil society groups benefited the most from the low voter turnout. Sairoon’s political machine served it well. It was able to mobilize its voters and get them to pick from across the list to get them a plurality of the seats with 54. It was the only one that ran completely new candidates, and its participation in the protests for services, ending corruption and political reform showed that it did not want to maintain the status quo. That matched the widespread disillusionment with the electorate this year. In 2014 Sadr’s Ahrar won 34 seats, while the Civil Democratic Alliance got 4. Half of the later joined Sadr this year, so together they were able to gain roughly 18 seats. While the number of votes it received was little changed from 2014, because fewer people came out Sairoon won a larger percentage. Its base was solidly in the south coming in 1st in Dhi Qar, Maysan, Muthanna, Najaf, and Wasit, 2nd in Babil, Basra, Karbala, and Qadisiyah, along with winning Baghdad, and fourth place in Diyala.

Fatah which was led by Badr’s Hadi Amiri and made up mostly of pro-Iran Hashd groups also did well. In 2014, Badr was part of State of Law and won 22 seats. Another member of the list, Asaib Ahl Al-Haq won 1 seat that year as well. This year Fatah took 47 seats. Like Sairoon, Fatah was able to get out the vote. It played upon the Hashd’s populist image of common folk who fought the Islamic State. It included some Sunni candidates leading to 2 seats in Salahaddin and 3 seats in Ninewa, along with winning Babil, Basra, Karbala, Qadisiyah, and coming in 2nd in Baghdad, Dhi Qar, Diyala, Maysan, Muthanna, Najaf, and Wasit.

Abadi was hoping his victory over the Islamic State and his dealing with the Kurdish independence referendum would lead to his victory in May, but that didn’t happen. He used the office of the prime minister to crisscross the country in the weeks before the vote talking about tackling corruption, and being a nationalist rather than a sectarian list. His base in the Shiite middle class also meant he didn’t play on Shiite identity politics as much. As a member of the Communist Party and another from the Civil Democratic Party pointed out, the premier made promises to deal with graft and the ethnosectarian political system, but never did anything substantive about them. With the mood of the public swinging against the status quo, Abadi suffered by representing the establishment. He came in a disappointing third with 42 seats. His running of candidates across the country was the one highlight as he picked up 2 seats in Anbar and Salahaddin each, and won in Ninewa netting 7 seats, all of which are considered solidly Sunni governorates. In Baghdad, he largely flopped however coming in tied for fourth with 8 seats.

Vice President Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law was fourth with 26 seats. Despite being blamed for the loss of Mosul in 2014, failing to get the Hashd to run with him, flip flopping from being an opponent of the Kurds to trying to appeal to them over the independence referendum, which cost him in the south, Maliki won the most votes of any individual. He did the same in 2010 and 2014. State of Law was also able to come in third ahead of Abadi’s Nasr in the capital. Maliki tried to embrace the reform trend by calling for a majority government as the solution to the problems in Baghdad, but otherwise made a sectarian appeal to the Shiite community.

The Kurdish vote was highly contested, but the ruling parties ended up coming out on top. The KDP won 25 seats and the PUK 18. That’s roughly the same as 2014 when the KDP got 25 and the PUK 21. The opposition was hoping for a much better showing with the failure of the Kurdish referendum, the loss of Kirkuk, and the economic crisis in Kurdistan. They talked about running together but the clash of personalities at the top meant they went it alone and it cost them. Change that won 9 seats in 2014 only got 5 in 2018. New Generation won 4 seats, and the Coalition for Democracy and Justice, the Kurdistan Islamic Union, and the Kurdistan Islamic Group each got 2. The PUK has been accused of cheating in Kirkuk and Sulaymaniya, but it and the KDPs success is again due to its voter mobilization. Its followers came out despite the problems and voted across the lists to get the most candidates in office. They are now hoping to play their victory in Kurdistan and Kirkuk into rejoining the federal government, which they had moved away from in the last several years. The opposition on the other hand are talking about lawsuits and withdrawing from the political process because of their poor showing, which they have blamed on the PUK’s fraud. That will mean the Kurdish parliamentarians will continue to be split and divided over regional politics rather than focusing on national ones.

Wataniya made up of Vice President Iyad Allawi, Speaker of Parliament Salim al-Jabouri and Salah al-Mutlaq was another disappointed list. It pulled 21 seats when in 2014 Allawi was able to pull that same amount on his own. While it tied for the most seats in Diyala, and came in 2nd in Anbar, it didn’t do as well in other areas picking up 3rd in Ninewa and Salahaddin, tied for 4th in Baghdad, and won no seats in Babil, although it did pick up one seat in Basra. Wataniya tried to play upon the public’s disillusionment, but Allawi and Mutlaq had done little in the last four years, while Jabouri was aligned with Abadi.

Ammar Hakim ran alone this year forming his own Hikma after he split with his family’s Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq. Like everyone else he talked about reform, but was really helped by the financial backing he had. The list finished with 19 seats. In 2014, his Mowatin, which included the Iraqi National Congress was able to get 31 seats.

Vice President Osama Nujafi was another politician that had to deal with faltering popularity. In 2014 his Mutahidun won 27 seats. That went down to 13 seats in 2018. Even in Ninewa where Nujafi is from he came in a distant 5th. Nujafi played about identity politics and his opposition to Abadi, but neither paid off.
Breakdown Of The Iraq Election Results

Analyzing the returns from Iraq’s May 2018 parliamentary elections shows some interesting trends. First, the most well organized parties did the best. Some lists were focused upon the wrong themes, and there was widespread charges of fraud.

The Sairoon alliance between Moqtada al-Sadr, the Iraqi Communist Party, and some civil society groups benefited the most from the low voter turnout. Sairoon’s political machine served it well. It was able to mobilize its voters and get them to pick from across the list to get them a plurality of the seats with 54. It was the only one that ran completely new candidates, and its participation in the protests for services, ending corruption and political reform showed that it did not want to maintain the status quo. That matched the widespread disillusionment with the electorate this year. In 2014 Sadr’s Ahrar won 34 seats, while the Civil Democratic Alliance got 4. Half of the later joined Sadr this year, so together they were able to gain roughly 18 seats. While the number of votes it received was little changed from 2014, because fewer people came out Sairoon won a larger percentage. Its base was solidly in the south coming in 1st in Dhi Qar, Maysan, Muthanna, Najaf, and Wasit, 2nd in Babil, Basra, Karbala, and Qadisiyah, along with winning Baghdad, and fourth place in Diyala.

Fatah which was led by Badr’s Hadi Amiri and made up mostly of pro-Iran Hashd groups also did well. In 2014, Badr was part of State of Law and won 22 seats. Another member of the list, Asaib Ahl Al-Haq won 1 seat that year as well. This year Fatah took 47 seats. Like Sairoon, Fatah was able to get out the vote. It played upon the Hashd’s populist image of common folk who fought the Islamic State. It included some Sunni candidates leading to 2 seats in Salahaddin and 3 seats in Ninewa, along with winning Babil, Basra, Karbala, Qadisiyah, and coming in 2nd in Baghdad, Dhi Qar, Diyala, Maysan, Muthanna, Najaf, and Wasit.

Abadi was hoping his victory over the Islamic State and his dealing with the Kurdish independence referendum would lead to his victory in May, but that didn’t happen. He used the office of the prime minister to crisscross the country in the weeks before the vote talking about tackling corruption, and being a nationalist rather than a sectarian list. His base in the Shiite middle class also meant he didn’t play on Shiite identity politics as much. As a member of the Communist Party and another from the Civil Democratic Party pointed out, the premier made promises to deal with graft and the ethnosectarian political system, but never did anything substantive about them. With the mood of the public swinging against the status quo, Abadi suffered by representing the establishment. He came in a disappointing third with 42 seats. His running of candidates across the country was the one highlight as he picked up 2 seats in Anbar and Salahaddin each, and won in Ninewa netting 7 seats, all of which are considered solidly Sunni governorates. In Baghdad, he largely flopped however coming in tied for fourth with 8 seats.

Vice President Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law was fourth with 26 seats. Despite being blamed for the loss of Mosul in 2014, failing to get the Hashd to run with him, flip flopping from being an opponent of the Kurds to trying to appeal to them over the independence referendum, which cost him in the south, Maliki won the most votes of any individual. He did the same in 2010 and 2014. State of Law was also able to come in third ahead of Abadi’s Nasr in the capital. Maliki tried to embrace the reform trend by calling for a majority government as the solution to the problems in Baghdad, but otherwise made a sectarian appeal to the Shiite community.

The Kurdish vote was highly contested, but the ruling parties ended up coming out on top. The KDP won 25 seats and the PUK 18. That’s roughly the same as 2014 when the KDP got 25 and the PUK 21. The opposition was hoping for a much better showing with the failure of the Kurdish referendum, the loss of Kirkuk, and the economic crisis in Kurdistan. They talked about running together but the clash of personalities at the top meant they went it alone and it cost them. Change that won 9 seats in 2014 only got 5 in 2018. New Generation won 4 seats, and the Coalition for Democracy and Justice, the Kurdistan Islamic Union, and the Kurdistan Islamic Group each got 2. The PUK has been accused of cheating in Kirkuk and Sulaymaniya, but it and the KDPs success is again due to its voter mobilization. Its followers came out despite the problems and voted across the lists to get the most candidates in office. They are now hoping to play their victory in Kurdistan and Kirkuk into rejoining the federal government, which they had moved away from in the last several years. The opposition on the other hand are talking about lawsuits and withdrawing from the political process because of their poor showing, which they have blamed on the PUK’s fraud. That will mean the Kurdish parliamentarians will continue to be split and divided over regional politics rather than focusing on national ones.

Wataniya made up of Vice President Iyad Allawi, Speaker of Parliament Salim al-Jabouri and Salah al-Mutlaq was another disappointed list. It pulled 21 seats when in 2014 Allawi was able to pull that same amount on his own. While it tied for the most seats in Diyala, and came in 2nd in Anbar, it didn’t do as well in other areas picking up 3rd in Ninewa and Salahaddin, tied for 4th in Baghdad, and won no seats in Babil, although it did pick up one seat in Basra. Wataniya tried to play upon the public’s disillusionment, but Allawi and Mutlaq had done little in the last four years, while Jabouri was aligned with Abadi.

Ammar Hakim ran alone this year forming his own Hikma after he split with his family’s Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq. Like everyone else he talked about reform, but was really helped by the financial backing he had. The list finished with 19 seats. In 2014, his Mowatin, which included the Iraqi National Congress was able to get 31 seats.

Vice President Osama Nujafi was another politician that had to deal with faltering popularity. In 2014 his Mutahidun won 27 seats. That went down to 13 seats in 2018. Even in Ninewa where Nujafi is from he came in a distant 5th. Nujafi played about identity politics and his opposition to Abadi, but neither paid off. source

 

 

 

 

 

5/21/18 The making of a coalition or creating a majority to form the new government in Iraq necessitates 165 seats.
The final seat allocation has been accomplished and negotiations are ongoing. We await final certification by the court resolving electoral complaints and the outcome of the ongoing negotiations.
See http://musingsoniraq.blogspot.com/2018/05/seat-allocation-announced-for-iraqs-new.html

Tamer El-Ghobashy @TamerELG

A spokesman for Ammar al-Hakim says Sadr, Ameri, Abadi and Hakim will be entering into a parliamentary coalition within 72 hours. A lot can change but looks like Maliki and Allawi are the odd men out. #IraqElections2018
https://twitter.com/TamerELG?lang=en

Political leaders in meetings marathon to form the largest bloc {}

Expectations by announcing during the days and determine the compass of alliances between the blocks
Baghdad / morning / Omar Abdel - Latif http://www.alsabaah.iq/ArticleShow.aspx?ID=157415

confirmed Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi the cleric Moqtada al - Sadr, the need to accommodate everyone and speed up the formation of the government, announced an alliance "conquest" that he initiated in consultation with the coalition Abadi "victory" and al - Maliki , " the rule of law" to form the largest bloc, with current national wisdom revealed that the next 48 hours will determine connect Alliances between the political blocs.

 The political negotiations on the largest bloc in the House of Representatives formation is still in its infancy and is awaiting the resolution of complaints filed by the blocks on electoral violations." He added that the "coalition of conquest began in consultation with the political blocs and nearby parties, especially the coalition rule of law and victory , " pointing out that " the resolution of the formation of the largest bloc by the three coalitions need some time , "

 The senior leaders of the Islamic Dawa Party are trying, the revival of a previous agreement between the two wings of Abadi al - Maliki to heal after the elections , "
(It is almost pointless to follow these endless discussions of who is aligning with who at this point).
http://mobp.as/SrUYl

http://iraqnewsapp.com/1/Article/2244/160715776#.WwItgEgvyM8
The various news reports are impossible to reconcile. The reports appear highly subjective and self serving. The import of any article depends upon who is speaking/ posturing and the agenda of the speaker.

May 20 2018 chattels "The Supreme Electoral Tribunal is considering appeals and then ratified the results and submit it to the Federal Court for approval," adding that "the duration of consideration of appeals and validation take about 20 days. source link

Abadi and Sadr speak of strong, inclusive gov’t after meeting By Rudaw http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/20052018

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Incumbent Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the winner of the general elections Muqtada al-Sadr held a joint press conference after a meeting late Saturday in which they spoke of their vision for Iraq’s future, signaling that they may work together.

“There was a clear message in this meeting: hoping that your government will be all inclusive,” said Sadr.
chattels The new government should be “strong… and provide services and security to the people in the coming four years,” said Abadi.

Abadi acknowledged the problem of high unemployment, especially among youth, and said the issue should be a priority.

“This government should create job opportunities, provide services, and improve the lives of the people. It also has to mainly care about the poor.”
chattels It is widely expected that Abadi will retain his post of prime minister.

He said that political parties have to accelerate the process of convening the new parliament so that it can form a government.
chattelsThe meeting witnessed a convergence of views to the need to accommodate everyone. "
As al-Sadr thanked the Prime Minister and blessed him the victory achieved by the victory list.
He added that "the meeting is a reassuring message that the next government is patriarchal and takes care of all the people." He pointed out that "our hand is extended to all those who build the homeland and that the decision is Iraqi, stressing the importance of accelerating the formation of a government that takes into account the aspirations of our people." http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=73904

Elections of 2018 .. Fall of veteran figures and others maintain their status
Iraqi Media Network - 5/20/2018 9:26:31 AM - http://iraqnewsapp.com/1/Article/2244/160708031#.WwEfRkgvyM8

Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Jaburi losses his seat in recent Iraqi elections.
http://mobp.as/HqPYl

Abadi announces understanding with Sadr to form a government and reveals its features
http://www.shafaaq.com/ar/Ar_NewsReader/cc2b1277-7e11-435e-83b6-0e8ad910324b

This is what Abadi will do if he becomes prime minister again http://wataniq.com/news?ID=29353

(Watan News) Follow-up

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi vowed on Sunday that Iraq would witness "tremendous development" at various levels in the event of re-election to prime minister again, noting that his government will spare no effort to ensure the process of transition to the next government.

"My government will spare no effort to ensure the transition to the next government in a transparent and stable manner, which will create the basis for a strong democratic system based on the rule of law," Abadi said in an article in the Washington Post .

"We have called on other alliances to form a government based on the following criteria: a reform agenda that continues to build on the political successes of the current government, economic well-being, maintaining our non-partisan diplomatic stance towards other countries, mutual interests, protecting our security gains, "Adding that he would not" agree at any stage to work with those whose hands were stained with corruption or those who knew about the practice of sectarianism . "

He added that "the incoming ministers must be from the technocrats and the new government must be characterized by the prominent non-affiliation to any elite and be representative of the people rather than subject to the domination of a particular party or class," pointing out that "there are three concerns placed by the Iraqi top priorities Regardless of its belonging, namely: fighting corruption, providing jobs and improving services. These priorities are an eye to which he has committed himself . "

"Today, I declare to my people that we will witness a dramatic transformation in Iraq over the next four years if the affairs of the government are good," he said. "In my view, I will reform our country's economy, eliminate corruption and create jobs for millions of young people who constitute the majority of the population. Country " .
 If we are elected prime minister again, we will struggle to achieve these fundamental developments every day of my leadership of this country," he said.
"In my view, I will reform our country's economy, eliminate corruption and create jobs for millions of young people who constitute the majority of the population."
............. I will reform our country's economy, ..........."
" ............ if the affairs of the government are good," he said.

5/19/2018 In victory, Sadr tells Iraqis ‘We will not disappoint you’

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Final election results confirmed that Muqtada al-Sadr’s Sayirun alliance won the Iraqi election.

Muqtada al-Sadr tweeted that it was “an honour” to have won the confidence of the people.

“Iraq and reform have won your vote. We will not disappoint you,” he stated.

On Friday, prior to the release of the final results, incumbent Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for cooperation among all parties and blocs to form a government that will represent the country, rejecting sectarianism and tackling corruption.

Forming that government, however, will be a hurdle as no single party emerged with strong numbers in the 329 seat chamber.

Sadr’s Sayirun alliance with the Communist Party secured 54 seats, followed by the Fatih alliance with 47 seats, and Abadi’s Victory (Nasr) alliance with 42 seats.

Abadi and Sadr may be able to work together – they both put battling corruption and sectarianism at the forefront of their campaigns – and pundits have predicted Abadi may retain his post.

Sadr, however, is opposed to foreign influence in the government and has ruled out governing with Nouri al-Maliki, whose State of Law won 26 seats, or Hadi al-Ameri, who heads the Iranian-backed Fatih alliance.

AFP reported that Iran’s influential general Qassem Soleimani was in Baghdad where he met with Abadi and Maliki and ruled out an alliance with Sadr.

Sadr has met with Shiite leader Ammar al-Hakim to discuss formation of the next government. Hakim's Hikma movement won 19 seats.

Kurdish parties collectively hold 58 seats – largely in the hands of the KDP, 25, and PUK, 18. The Kurds could be kingmakers, but would have to overcome internal rivalries.

The vote was marred by historically low turnout – just 44.5 percent, which is the lowest in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq.

The election commission said parties have three days to file complaints over the results.

Under the constitution, the president of Iraq must call for parliament to convene within 15 days of the ratification of the election results.

Parliamentarians are sworn in with the following oath: "I swear by God Almighty to carry out my legal duties and responsibilities with devotion and integrity and preserve the independence and sovereignty of Iraq, and safeguard the interests of its people, and ensure the safety of its land, sky, water, wealth, and federal democratic system, and I shall endeavor to protect public and private liberties, the independence of the judiciary, and pledge to implement legislation faithfully and neutrally. God is my witness."

Parliament’s first session will be chaired by its older member and its first order of business will be to elect a speaker and two deputies by an absolute majority in a secret ballot. A fifteen-day extension to this time period is possible.

The parliament will then elect a president from a list of candidates by a two-thirds majority. If a single candidate does not reach the threshold, then a run-off is held between the top two candidates with the one receiving the most votes declared as president.

Within 15 days of his or her election, the president will charge the nominee of the largest bloc with forming the Council of Ministers. This prime minister-designate has 30 days to do so and if he or she fails, the president will charge a new nominee with the same task, giving them 15 days to form the cabinet.

Parliament must approve the prime minister-designate’s selections for ministerial posts by an absolute majority. source

Iraqi Police intercept 31 boxes filled with stacks of $100 bills, smuggled from Iran, into Iraq, to be delivered to HADI AL-AMARI, head of the pro-Khomeiniist regime Badr militia and current Iraqi parliamentarian, for his re-election and ahead of the May 12th vote.
 

Fathawi admits defeat: 2018/5/19 • http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=73883

5/18/2018 pm Iraq's election commission has released final results for the parliamentary election.


Sadr wins Iraqi parliamentary elections with 54 seats

As expected, the Sayirun alliance of Muqtada al-Sadr and the Communist Party has won the most seats - 54 of the parliament's total 329.

The Fatih alliance with ties to Iranian-backed militias came second with 47 seats, pushing the Victory (Nasr) alliance of incumbent Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi into third place with 42 seats.

Among the Kurdish parties, the KDP won the most seats with 25, putting it fifth overall in the country, one seat behind Nouri al-Maliki's State of Law coalition.

The PUK won 18 seats.

The breakdown of the frontrunners and the Kurdish parties is as follows:

Sayirun – 54 seats
Fatih – 47 seats
Victory (Nasr) alliance – 42 seats
State of Law – 26 seats
KDP – 25 seats
Al-Wataniya – 22 seats
Hikma Front – 19 seats
PUK – 18 seats
Gorran – 5 seats
New Generation – 4 seats
Komal – 2 seats
CDJ – 2 seats
KIU – 2 seats

Parties have three days to file complaints.
source

5/18/2018 Newspaper: Communists prevent Sadr from the alliance with Abadi Al-Hayat
newspaper reported on Friday that the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr expressed his intention to ally with Prime Minister Haider Abadi; to form the largest bloc, but the political circle close to Sadr, differed in this regard.

The newspaper quoted a member of the Political Bureau of the "Iraqi Communist Party," Jassim al-Hilfi, the main ally of "Sawson," saying that "the stage requires a comprehensive change in the map of the formation of the pyramid government, declaring the existence of many options outside the framework of Abbadi, saying that he failed during his first administration Very important files ".

He called for the removal of the post of prime minister from the circle of the "Islamic Dawa Party," which held four consecutive sessions (Ibrahim al-Jaafari 2005-2006, Maliki in the cycles of 2006-2010 and 2010-2014), and the selection of independent competencies technocrats.

The newspaper said that "yesterday's meeting, which brought together al-Hakim, achieved positive results talked about by the poles of the two parties, and some went to the expectation of an alliance, and this great optimism, if achieved, will mean that the triangle of Sadr - Abadi - wise will achieve 127 seats.

Abadi must rebel against the decision of his party (Islamic call) alliance with Maliki after the elections, while the rest of the Shiite lists will gather 76 seats, which means that the first coalition can nail the formation of the government commissioned by the President of the Republic in accordance with the Constitution and the election law.

The most serious challenge comes from wide objections to the results of the elections, accusing the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq of rigging and demanding the re-counting and sorting by hand, which called for dozens of deputies to submit a request to the current Speaker of Parliament, Salim al-Jubouri, to hold an extraordinary session to discuss the crisis, A meeting scheduled for tomorrow, according to the newspaper "Life" of London.

Several video recordings of activists on social networking sites showed what they said was fraud at home, abroad and private.

In Kirkuk, for the fourth day in a row, popular protests over the results of the elections were held, and the demonstrators besieged election officials in their offices.

The Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubic, called for "the urgent action of the Commission to deal seriously with complaints, including, and, where necessary, partial manual re-examination in selected sites, especially in Kirkuk."s

"It is important to apply these procedures with full transparency, so that the stakeholders will witness them to enhance confidence in the process," he said, stressing that "the United Nations is ready to provide assistance, if requested." source

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Whatever happens next, Iraq will continue to prove its naysayers wrong and it will continue to surprise us." http://1001iraqithoughts.com/2018/05/17/making-sense-of-iraqs-election/

Iraq Election Results All 18 Provinces http://musingsoniraq.blogspot.com/2018/05/iraq-election-results-all-18-provinces.html

chattels 5/17/2018 We are waiting on the final numbers / assignment of seats from the IHEC.

 Abadi Alliance reveals the alliance "closest" to him in the formation of the new Iraqi government
Twilight News / Counting Hussein al-Adly, spokesman for a coalition "victory" led by the current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, a coalition "led by moving Moqtada al-Sadr, leader of the Sadrist movement closest to them in the formation of the new federal government.
He said al-Adli told the newspaper "life" of London in its edition on Thursday, said that the "coalition of moving to Sadr's is the closest so far to our vision in the formation of the government, but this remains subject to consultations and what will be reached", an advocate for the fortunes of al-Abadi to "get the second term. "

http://www.shafaaq.com/ar/Ar_NewsReader/dd60ce1d-0f99-4b30-b27e-cf3611ca8d5d

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Sadr calls the winning lists in the elections to dialogue to form a government of technocrats
[Ayna-Najaf]
Sadr's leader, Moqtada al-Sadr, called the winning lists in the elections to dialogue to form a government of technocrats in the country.
"Despite our differences, let's look for our participants and without compromising our constants, so let's talk," Sadr said in a tweet on his personal account at the social networking site Twitter.
"I call on the leaders of the new alliances to meet, my mouth open and my hands outstretched to build our Iraq and form a government of honest and patriarchal technocrats," Sadr said.
http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=73791

Iraq’s Top 10 Potential Prime Ministers
Will it be the Harvard- and MIT-educated mandarin, the coveralls-wearing man of the people — or someone else the world has never heard of?
http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/05/15/iraqs-top-10-potential-prime-ministers/

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These are the steps to form the next Iraqi government
According to the Constitution .......
The Iraqi parliamentary elections, which took place yesterday, have followed the steps of forming the new government within 90 days. The steps in accordance with the Iraqi constitution will be as follows:....

- The Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) will announce the election results on Monday.....

- President Fuad Masum calls on the new parliament to convene within 15 days of announcing the results.....

- Legislators elect a speaker and two deputies by an absolute majority at the first meeting.....

- Parliament elects a new president by a two-thirds majority of deputies within 30 days of the first meeting.....

- The new president nominates the candidate of the largest bloc in parliament to form a government.....

- The prime minister-designate shall have 30 days to form the government and submit it to parliament for approval.....

- Parliament must approve the government program and each minister separately in a separate vote by an absolute majority.....

If  the prime minister-designate fails to form a coalition government  within 30 days or if parliament rejects the government proposed by the  prime minister-designate, the president must appoint another candidate to form a government within 15 days.    http://www.basnews.com/index.php/ar/news/iraq/436995

Video link 5min :: Transcript below

chattels - The President of the Federal Supreme Court Medhat Mahmoud, there is no dispute between the judiciary and any political component, noting that the Federal Court opened its doors to receive complaints submitted in accordance with the Constitution.

He said in a statement to reporters today that "his work as a sergeant for the constitutionality of the procedures in the election will be presented lists of elections to the Federal Court for approval according to the law," noting that "if there are some violations will take the court procedures to remove some elements that do not meet the conditions "He said.

He added: According to the law ends the functions of the current government after the formation of the new government, which will be after a meeting of the new parliament to choose a president of parliament and then the election of the President of the Republic, and then assigned to the Prime Minister of the largest bloc number. source

National coalition calls for re-election and the formation of the caretaker government
Editorial Date: 2018/5/13 14:29
[Ayna-Baghdad]
called a national coalition headed by Iyad Allawi to re-election and the formation of the caretaker government.
"In view of the Iraqi people's reluctance to participate in the elections in large numbers, the spread of violence, fraud, deception, buying of votes and exploitation of the conditions of displaced and displaced persons," he said in a press release.

"In addition to the blurry measures taken by the Electoral Commission in electronic voting after the citizen used to different procedures in all previous elections, and what results in such a reluctance of the legislature imposed on the citizen away from his desire, as well as a weak government does not have the confidence required for its success "
He called on the National Coalition to" re-election while keeping the current government to conduct business, until the provision of conditions for the holding of elections reflect the aspirations of our people. " source

AMXbruster69 - didnt we read this, the last Election?? hmm

chattels - No re-election, but the next stage is a caretaker government pending formation of the new / next government which means, IMO, that little if anything will happen for the next three months.

DavidMWitty1 - Iraqi Election Commission sends 5 delegations to Kurdistan, Kirkuk & Plains of Ninawa to investigate voting irregularities.

 

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Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) on Sunday sent five investigative commissions to Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk and Nineveh Plain to find out the truth about the violations that took place in several polling stations and stations.

A member of the investigative committees of "Al-Gharab Press", "The Electoral Commission for the elections sent, today, five commissions of inquiry to find out the truth of the violations that took place in several polling stations and stations in Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk and the Nineveh Plain."

He added that "the committees moved at the dawn of today towards five areas witnessed several violations, and will send its report to Baghdad this evening, to decide the results of the stations, which saw significant violations," noting that "the preliminary information obtained by the Commission pushed to form committees before the announcement of the cancellation of the results of 11 An electoral center that witnessed large violations in Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk and the Nineveh Plain. "

"The violations were forged electoral cards, and a large attack on the ballot boxes to cancel the results of the stations, in addition to the deliberate disruption of electronic devices for the ballot."

He pointed out that "preliminary information indicates that partisan groups deliberately sabotaged the elections in those centers for losing their positions and influence and previous dominance that led to a real fraud in the results of the elections in 2014, which was not allowed by the Commission today, but it has sabotaged funds and assault on staff And the kidnapping of one of the directors of polling stations in the Nineveh Plain, which led to confusion of the electoral process, and greatly affected the proportion of participants. http://mobp.as/rxEUl

chattels - The reasons for low turnout,44.5%.
1. Apathy&Boycott (hard to differentiate)
2. Empty political campaigns
3. IDPs
4. Electric voting cards (only 70% delivered)
5. No extension of voting hours
6. Mismanagement (run out of papers etc, which happens always)
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Iraq’s election results expected within 2 days

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s election commission says the results of the first national vote since declaring victory over the Islamic State group are expected within two days.

The vote Saturday saw a record low turnout, with 44 percent of eligible voters casting ballots. No election since 2003 has had turnout below 60 percent. More than 10 million Iraqis voted.

Polling station officials blamed the low turnout on a combination of tight security measures, voter apathy and irregularities linked to a new electronic voting system.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is running to keep his post. His chief rivals are political parties with closer ties to Iran, as well as the influential cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, a staunch nationalist who campaigned against government corruption. source

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