The recent Iraqi parliamentary elections were not like their antecedents — including the first elections after Saddam’s ouster in 2005. This time, the large blocs formed on sectarian (Shiite-Sunni) and nationalist (Arab-Kurdish) lines dissolved. The newly elected House of Representatives will consist of a larger number of coalitions that will have lesser weight. It’s unlikely that the most important Shiite bloc (the National Iraqi Alliance) will emerge again given its recent dissensions.
Splintering of old blocs
Given this scene, the new government would have to be strong enough to meet the challenges of the post-ISIS phase, especially in terms of establishing state citizenship after the fall of the state of sects and national quotas.Adnan Hussein