Poll workers count ballots after the end of voting during the parliamentary elections in Baghdad April 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
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The list is expected to gain the largest number of seats, given its emergence as the largest-single bloc in seven of 12 provinces in last year's provincial elections.The bloc also includes former Oil Minister Ibrahim Bahar al-Uloum.In the 2010 parliamentary elections, Allawi's Iraqiya – which included the main Sunni parties and enjoyed the Sunni community's support – won the most seats. But Shiite parties joined forces and formed the largest political bloc in parliament, setting the stage for Allawi to be outmaneuvered and Maliki chosen for a second term.MUTAHIDOUN: Led by Sunni parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, the bloc includes prominent Sunni politicians in western and northern Sunni-dominated areas.
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