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Saturday, 3/27/2010 Allawi’s Side Wins Iraq Elections
Ruh roh! Tough time for incumbents….. everywhere. Current PM Nouri al Maliki comes in 2nd in Iraq, and
…. he’s not happy.
Iraq election results, out of 325 seats, 163 needed to form a government:
Ayad Allawi’s Iraquiya coalition – 91 seats
Nouri al Maliki’s State of Law Alliance – 89 seats
(Shia) Iraqi National Alliance – 70 seats
Kurdistania (K. Democratic Party, Patriotic Union of K.) – 43 seats
(ARC note: clever readers notice this doesn’t add up. Some small minority factions are awarded reserved seats.)
Following the results announcement, Allawi pledged to “work with all sides” to form a coalition government.
However, in a press conference carried by Iraqi networks, al-Maliki said that the election results announced were “not final” and rejected the outcome.
“We still insist for a manual recount of votes … We cannot accept these results while we suspect them,” al-Maliki said.
“We want to build our country on a clear and transparent elections therefore the electoral commission must seriously respond to our demand.”
The spokesperson for the U.S. Dept of State congratulated the the country for carrying out a successful election, and noted that international and domestic observers were not reporting signs of any widespread or serious fraud. The U.S. embassy in Iraq also issued a statement along the same lines, calling for all parties to work together.
This ought to be interesting, as everybody in the 2 larger parties tries to court Kurdistan in the northern part of the country. The Kurds do not like the south. Who did the semi autonomous region of norther Iraq, Kurdistan, hire to do their Public Relations work, again ? The Tea Party Bus Express, Our Country Deserves Better PAC, Sacramento based swiftboating Republican PR firm of Russo Marsh & Rogers and Move America Forward. What’s MAF up to ? Sending Easter gift boxes to the troops. What’s RMR and the Tea Party up to ? Oh, they’re picketing Harry Reid’s house today in Nevada with Sarah Palin. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/201… Notice how this MSM article does not mention Wierzbicki works for RMR and that the “Tea Party Movement” is Republican astroturf.