Iraqi PM Abadi to seek re-election in May vote

  • Sunday 14, January 2018 in 9:22 AM
  • Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced on Sunday his candidacy for the May 12 parliamentary elections to choose a prime minister.

Al-Abadi said he will seek to form a cross-sectarian block called ''the victory alliance'' to contest the parliamentary elections, with candidates from other communities.

Al-Abadi took over the premiership in 2014 from Nuri Al-Maliki, who announced on Saturday he will be running in the elections. 

The parliament is yet to approve the May 12 date for the elections.