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New Generation Movement joins largest parliamentary bloc

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New Generation Movement, headed by Sheshwar Abdul Wahid, announced on Monday that it has joined the largest parliamentary bloc formed by Saairun Alliance, National Wisdom Movement, Victory Alliance and al-Wataniya Coalition.

Member of New Generation Movement, Aram Said pointed out that that the movement, which has four parliamentary seats, became the first Kurdish bloc to announce its position on the largest bloc.

On Sunday, an Iraqi political alliance that contains 177 lawmakers from 16 electoral lists was announced, making it the majority bloc in the newly elected parliament.

The alliance, which contains groups led by Moqtada al-Sadr and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, now has enough seats to form the next Iraqi government.