Q&A: Saad Mutalabi, candidate on Nouri al-Maliki’s list

A member of the State of Law coalition says voters keen on improving the economy will help bring the former PM back to power.
Q&A: Saad Mutalabi, candidate on Nouri al-Maliki’s list
Saad Mutalabi, a member of the Baghdad Provincial Council and a candidate on former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's State of Law list in Iraq's 2018 national elections. (SAMYA KULLAB/Iraq Oil Report)

BAGHDAD - With the Dawa Party split, its leaders are forced to run against each other in Iraq's May 12 natinoal elections, and former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is not backing down.

His State of Law coalition sees itself as the alternative to the past four years of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Maliki himself, now one of Iraq's three vice presidents, was in charge for the eight years prior.

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