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Nouri al-Maliki promises Iraq of civil war if he loses elections

Former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki

Former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki hinted that Iraqi will witness a horrible civil war following the ongoing parliamentary election, alleging that the civil war will erupt in case the results were rigged.

In a recent TV interview, Maliki said: "Civil wars break out after elections, if the results don't satisfy the public."

When asked by the host whether he warns or threatens, Maliki said that he is just expressing his fears.

"I threaten myself and everyone else, manipulating elections' results may result in a civil war," Maliki told his host, demanding the authorities to give decisive guarantees of the elections' fairness and transparency.

Maliki's comments stirred wave of outrage among politicians and the public, who considered the recent statement as threats of provoking a civil war in case he failed the election under the allegations of election forgery.

"Apparently Mr. Maliki wants to turn Iraqi streets into a bloodbath if he doesn't rule the country," an observer to Iraqi issue told The Baghdad Post.

Maliki, the current vice president, was accused of rigging the 2014 elections, by unlawfully getting the votes of west Baghdad.

Maliki has dropped a bomb into the political scene by unearthing an alliance between his coalition "State of Law" and current prime minister Haidar al-Abadi's coalition "Al Nasr," to dominate all the seats in the parliament after the election, the allegation that was dismissed by Abadi, however, Maliki stood by his statement, saying that there is a signed document between the two leaders of al-Daawa party.

Maliki's coalition is adopting the absolute majority scheme that is thought to be set to dominate the government with no partnership with any other political parties, and will crash the Sunni and Kurds rights in being partners in governance.  

Last Modified: Friday، 11 May 2018 11:20 AM
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