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Iraqi PM rejects repeat polls, urges formation of govt

 

Iraqi prime minister Haidar al-Abadi has rejected calls for a do-over of last month's elections, adding that a new government should be established as soon as possible.

He said that the elections were held, there's no turning back and we have to move forward in order to form a new government.

Citing the weekend fire in Baghdad's largest warehouse for ballot boxes, Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri and Iyad Allawi, the leader of Iraq's al-Wataniye coalition, have called on the government to cancel the election results and hold new polls.

Al-Abadi said that Preliminary investigations prove last week's fire was an intentional arson attack and four suspects were taken into custody Monday over the fire.

Meanwhile in Najaf , Moqtada al-Sadr and Hadi al-Amiri going to hold talks to form a government in Baghdad after announcing an alliance of their political blocs.

During a news conference with Moqtada al-Sadr , in Najaf, They announced the alliance an apparent attempt to project unity among leaders of the Muslim sect that has dominated since the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Source: Radio Pakistan

 

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