Iraq blocs announce coalition

Birth of new alliance in parliament could cement Shia-led parties' grip on power.

    Iraq's political deadlock could be nearing an end after March elections failed to produce a clear winner in parliament.

    Now the two mainly Shia Muslims blocs - State of Law, led by Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister, and the National Iraqi Alliance - that came second and third have united under a new name: the National Alliance.

    Al Jazeera's Omar Al Saleh reports from Baghdad on the new coalition and the challenges ahead in its bid for power.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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