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Iraqi alliance to form new gov't

06-11-2010 14:00 BJT

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Iraq's two main Shi'te electoral blocs have announced their merger under a new name, National Alliance. But they have yet to resolve their differences over their nominee for prime minister.

Former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's Iraqiya won the March election with strong support from Sunnis. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's State of Law bloc finished two seats behind.

No bloc won an outright majority, which has forced the need for alliances. Al-Maliki's party and the third-placed Iraqi National Alliance decided to merge.

Officials say they'll be joined by the Kurdish Alliance, giving them enough seats to form a government.


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Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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