The elections were held Saturday, with low turnout. Incumbent Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi's coalition, initially predicted to win re-election, trails in third.
The result of the election was a ruthless setback.
His spokesman, Saleh al-Obeidi, said in an interview in Baghdad on Tuesday that Mr. Sadr's movement is seeking allies who agree to its three-plank manifesto - ending the practice of awarding ministries on sectarian quotas, fighting corruption and allowing independent technocrats to manage key government agencies.
Influential cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc won the most seats, while Badr Brigade head Hadi al-Amiri came in a close second.
Meanwhile, allegations of vote rigging in northern Iraq were delaying final results on Tuesday, with some Kurdish parties demanding a re-run of the weekend's poll.
The elections commission has announced results from 16 of Iraq's 19 provinces.
Abadi and Maliki are bitter rivals despite coming from the establishment Dawa party that has dominated politics in post-Saddam Iraq. Abadi has said he is ready to work with the victor of the election.
However, his election could help to create a less corrupt and more technocratic government that helps the people.
Al-Sadr refused to form a coalition with supporters of Iran
"If we want to change things then the prime minister needs to come from Marching Towards Reform", said Salah Jamal, 24. Will it be a grand coalition between the main Shi'ite groups? In the past there were coalitions between the Kurds and Shi'ite modernists but now this option appears to be hard to manage.
Now, the Americans can influence the modernist parties to build a coalition but the regional powers, namely Iran, will have a lot more to say about this election.
Claims of fraud are ubiquitous in large votes in countries like Iraq with a deep history of corruption.
Some prominent politicians now believe that al-Abadi is still the favorite to form the next government despite losing.
Nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Sairoon Coalition achieved an upset victory, in what has been described as a repudiation of both United States and Iranian influence in Iraq.
Subsequent within the working was the Conquest Alliance, made up of ex-fighters from primarily Iran-backed paramilitary models that battled IS, with outcomes placing them forward in 4 provinces and second in eight others. Neither of these options is easy or straightforward. The government should be formed within 90 days of the official results.
The author is vice president of Soran University and writes for local and worldwide newspapers and academic journals, mainly focusing on Kurdistan's socio-political affairs within the wider Middle Eastern context.
ISIL sympathizer likely behind church attacks
Officers walk past debris at Santa Maria church after the explosion in Surabaya , East Java, Indonesia on May 13, 2018. The attack on a district packed with malls, embassies and United Nations offices left around 20 others injured.
With more than 1 200 people wounded by live fire, it was the deadliest day in Gaza since Hamas's last war with Israel in 2014. US light crude was 15 cents lower at $70.81 a barrel, also not far off its highest since November 2014, in a volatile session.
Politicians across all parties have been paying tributes to the beloved former Labour MP all day as the announcement was made. Having pushed the British government to bid for the Olympics, her joy on securing the games for London was short-lived.
Kante helped Chelsea FC to keep Liverpool FC's attacking trio Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah muted in west London. "I am the first person to answer for this as I am the coach of this team".
Trump is set to decide by May 12 to either keep the U.S.in the nuclear deal or not. "But lots of things can happen". Leaving the Iran deal in place wouldn't have hurt his standing with the Don't-Tread-On-Me Trump loyalists.
Major League Baseball has issued a statement saying the Supreme Court ruling will have "profound effects" on the league. New Jersey lawmakers have introduced new legislation that would regulate and tax sports betting, hours after the U.S.
The 393 close contacts now under surveillance for symptoms of Ebola would likely be the first recipients of the vaccine. Moeti said 362 contacts had been traced of those who had fallen sick - a necessary precursor to deploying the vaccines.
Since the eruption started more than a week ago, 36 structures, including 27 homes, have been destroyed. She said the lava inside the volcano sank out of site, replaced with steam plumes rising into the sky.
Elon Musk has given the first glimpse of his underground Los Angeles tunnel, and said free rides will start in just a few months. U.S. cities have largely halted the building of new tunnels and subways due to high costs that can exceed $1 billion per mile.
Prior to serving as the County Executive, he was elected to the Baltimore County council where he served for 16 years. On Twitter, Hogan wrote, "the First Lady and I are shocked and grieved by the sudden passing of [Kamenetz]".
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has opened a probe into the allegations, the office said in a statement . In a tweet , Cuomo said: "No one is above the law, including New York's top legal officer". "These are institutions.
Ferrari surrendered the lead in the constructors' championship to Mercedes and now trail them by 27 points after five races. A lap later, McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne retired, propulsion lost out of the last corner.
And would she do it again if President Donald Trump demanded it? His view represents that of most of his fellow Republicans. McCain, who has remained in Arizona since the end of previous year , was not expected to return for any votes this month.
While on stage at I/O, Google also debuted a new navigation system that uses Street View and AR to guide you to your destination. Recommendations for top trending activities, which are centralized around the area you're now looking at in Maps.
She cited an August 2017 memo by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that prosecutors had filed in the case. Manafort's motion to dismiss the case Mueller brought against him in Virginia is still pending.
He may propose some kind of peace plan (less than a treaty) between North and South Korea that doesn't require denuclearization. When he was asked about how he was treated by the North Korean regime, Kim replied, "We were treated in many different ways".
Cable's got good reason to be bummed out, as we learn, but the film barely gives us any time to process his tragic backstory. Like the first film, " Deadpool 2 " is filled with crude jokes and bloody violence, but it isn't genuinely subversive.
He later spoke at a reception welcoming the United States delegation. "It's the right thing to do, " a smiling Netanyahu said . The other members of the delegation are Ivanka Trump's husband Jared Kushner, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S.
A more closely followed measure that strips out food and energy, known as the core CPI, rose a smaller 0.1% last month. The US labour department said on Thursday that its consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.2% after slipping 0.1% in March.
As of Wednesday, the 45th Weather Squadron said the probability for good launch weather Thursday at the Cape as 80 percent. Nowadays, NASA sends astronauts to the International Space Station using Russia's Roscosmos space program.
A probe is under way into a fire in a Tesla Model X SUV that crashed on a freeway near Mountain View, California, on March 23. Everything we have seen thus far indicated a very high-speed collision and that Autopilot was not engaged.
The commission estimates that 117,000 single family homes and 48,000 multi-family units will be constructed in California in 2020. Builders will have the option of adding solar panels to individual homes, or building shared power systems for a group of homes.
He cited a doubling of detentions for illegal entry along that border in April 2018, compared to the same month a year ago . From April 2017 to April 2018, the number of apprehensions and "inadmissible" border crossings tripled, according to DHS.