Iyad Allawi, Iraq's former prime minister, has been working very hard for five years to build a powerful coalition to beat the current PM Nouri al-Maliki.

While polls indicate the race will be very tight, pundits are predicting Allawi will achieve a landslide victory.

So it is no accident that warnings of massive election fraud have been issued by many politicians.

More ominously, the Vice President Al-Hashimi has warned that if Al-Maliki looses the election, he just might engineer a military coup d'état.

So, will Allawi's victory change Iraq's political landscape and destiny? Will he put an end to the stealing of the public treasury by corrupt politicians?

This episode of Inside Iraq on the Iraqi election aired on March 6, 2010. 

Source: Al Jazeera