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Nationalist Moqtada al-Sadr, whose bloc won the largest share of seats in Iraq's May legislative elections, has strengthened his parliamentary position by forming an alliance with two other lists.Sadr's move comes after the 329-seat Parliament voted Wednesday for a manual recount, canceled expatriates' votes and sacked the electoral commission, amid mounting allegations of fraud over the May 12 poll.Sadr's strengthened bloc gets around 100 seats, but not enough to have a majority in the Parliament.Soleimani met outgoing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, whose list got 42 seats; former anti-extremist forces from the paramilitary Al-Hashd al-Shaabi units (47 seats); and former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (26 seats).
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