Q&A: MP Ali al-Allaq, running on Haider al-Abadi’s list

A senior Dawa Party member allied with the prime minister in May 12 elections talks about party divisions and predictions for Abadi's Nasr list.
Q&A: MP Ali al-Allaq, running on Haider al-Abadi’s list
Ali al-Allaq, a senior Dawa Party member and parliamentarian allied with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, on April 23, 2018. (SAMYA KULLAB/Iraq Oil Report)

BAGHDAD - The Dawa Party, which has produced all of Iraq’s prime ministers for the past 13 years, has split into competing electoral lists for national elections on May 12.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has formed the Nasr (Victory) Coalition, fielding a multi-party list of candidates in every province. His predecessor, Nouri al-Maliki, again heads the State of Law list.

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