Four months have passed since the Iraqi national elections in May 2018. Now that the Iraqi Supreme Court has approved the results, the political coalitions are negotiating the formation of a bloc before the start of the first parliamentary session within two weeks.
Parties and coalitions in Iraq have started negotiating with one another in order to reach a majority in the upcoming parliament. Parties with less seats must make concessions so that they are included in the forming of the new government.
Iraq's parliamentary elections set for May 12 will indirectly decide on a new prime minister and president. This is the fourth parliamentary elections since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq and the first since the liberation from ISIS.