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Abadi to quit Maliki's coalition, forms new bloc

Abadi to quit Maliki's coalition, forms new bloc

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will soon quit former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki's State of Law Coalition and compete in the next elections via a new political bloc, a well informed source said on Sunday.

The source asserted that many political figures that support Abadi in the coalition will exit it along with him, among them are Islamic Dawa Party leader Walid al-Hali, MP Ali al-Alaq and Cabinet Council Secretary-General Mahdi al-Alaq.

Abadi new bloc came after the approval of National Wisdom Movement leader Ammar al-Hakim, according to the source.

The source also noted that figures from Sunni blocs and Kurdistan Gorran Movement may join Abadi's new bloc.

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