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Maliki refuses to join a coalition with a Shiite majority and seeks to form an election alliance separately

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Maliki refuses to join a coalition with a Shiite majority and seeks to form an election alliance separately

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said Thursday he will unveil his coalition during the week of the election, refusing to enter into any "coalition of the other", which cut the road to the earlier speculation about the possibility of joining the coalition of Shiite majority.

And the transfer of the National Center for information about al-Maliki as saying that "the procedure of the coalition continues effectively and the door was still open to an agreement with other coalitions to reach an understanding, either before or after the elections, but that does not mean entering into any coalition else."

He added that "if the coalition wanted to join the coalition of state law, we would welcome it as long as it chose the foundations and principles that we have adopted," adding that "the process of forming a large block before and after the election to protect the political process, activating the role of the executive and legislative to prevent situations of vulnerability that characterized the phase current, "he said.

He pointed out that "will focus on the principles of the national project adopted by the coalition of the rule of law," which won the largest proportion of seats in the provincial elections, as has the Supreme Council rates low.

It is expected that Iraqi elections in January 16 the next several blocks and Iraqi political parties, notably the grand coalition to be set up after separation from the "Iraqi National Coalition," which includes the Islamic Supreme Council led by Ammar al-Hakim and the Sadrists and the tide of "national reform" led by Prime former Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari as well as independent personalities, and bodies of Sunni Arabs and Turkmen Shiites.

Iraqi sources say that many grouped in the "National Coalition" were still betting on the return of al-Maliki to the club although the latter is designed to activate the "coalition of the rule of law" to run for election betting on the results achieved in the provincial elections.

Has a "Shi'ite coalition" led by the late Abdel Aziz al-Hakim in 2005 and won 128 seats in parliament out of 275 seats.

Annexation of the Alliance at the time of the Supreme Council and the Badr Organization and the Dawa Party, both the Sadrists and the Virtue Party and the independent bloc solidarity as well as independent personalities, all of them Shiites.

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