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Maliki Set To Win Iraq Elections

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May 19, 2014 AT 10:43 AM
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's State of Law Coalition was winning 92 seats out of 328 seats in parliament, raising his chances to remain on the post for a third term despite fierce opposition and worsening security in the country, showed final vote tallies in the April 30 parliamentary election released Monday. The results also showed that Ahrar Coalition, led by Dhiyaa Najim, loyal to firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, won 28 seats, far behind Maliki's coalition, while the Citizen Coalition led by Shia cleric Ammar al-Hakim, followed with 27 seats.