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.
On Sunday, Sadr-backed Sairoon Alliance and Abadi's Nasr Coalition agreed to form 'a core for an alliance' together with Hakim's Hikma Movement and Allawi's Wataniyah blocs to lead the next government in Iraq.
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.