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We are ready to cooperate with the winning blocs to form new government: PM

Haider Abadi

Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi confirmed on Monday his government readiness to cooperate with the winning blocs in the Parliamentary elections to form a new government.

"We are ready to work and cooperate in order to form a strong government, which will be free of corruption," Abadi said.

On May 12, Iraqi people made their way to the poll stations to cast their ballots in the country's first parliamentary elections since the defeat of ISIS terrorist group in December 2017.

Iraqi cities witnessed a low voter turnout.      

According to observers who spoke to The Baghdad Post, this election is considered to be the worst in the Iraqi history in terms of the low voter turnout. They cited rising militancy and rampant violence under Abadi's government. 

Elections preliminary results showed Saairun Alliance lead as it won 54 parliament seats, followed by Fatah coalition with 47 seats and Victory Alliance with 43 seats.

Last Modified: Monday، 14 May 2018 07:48 PM