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IRAQ - The Key Contending Blocs.: An article from: APS Diplomat Redrawing the Islamic Map-Unavailable

  • Title: IRAQ - The Key Contending Blocs.: An article from: APS Diplomat Redrawing the Islamic Map
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There were about 30 different blocs and parties running for the 325-seat CoR. Of these, were the five largest coalitions, summarised in the following order of importance relative to the resurgence of the Shi'ites in a predominantly Sunni Muslim World:

Shi'ite PM Nuri al-Maleki's State of the Law (SoL). This is a Shi'ite-led coalition of Islamist and secular parties. Maleki had placed the recent security gains at the centre of his campaign. The SoL portrayed itself as a secular/nationalist movement favouring a strong central government. But it is dominated by Shi'ite Islamist parties, the most prominent of which is Maleki's faction of al-Da'wa al-Islamiya movement.

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