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Abadi’s electoral alliance collapses after just one day

Mina Aldroubi writes for The National:

The Iraqi prime minister’s electoral alliance collapsed on Monday just a day after its formation, with some members accusing other groups of sectarianism and corruption.

On Sunday, Mr Al Abadi announced the formation of a "cross-sectarian" coalition called Nasr Al Iraq — "The Victory Alliance” — to face off in the elections against the so-called "State of Law" bloc of vice-president Nouri Al Maliki, Mr Al Abadi's predecessor, key rival and fellow Dawa party member.

But by Monday, several Al Fatih members had announced their withdrawal from the coalition, including Al Badr Organisation.

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