World Bulletin / News Desk
An Iraqi Sunni coalition is open to the idea of nominating Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for a third term in office, a coalition member said Wednesday.
"Coalition members have agreed to lift any 'red lines' barring the nomination of any candidate for the premiership," Qassim al-Fahdawi told Anadolu Agency.
"We will side with any bloc whose platform is close to ours," he said.
The 43-member coalition is made up of various Sunni blocs that won seats in last month's parliamentary polls.
Al-Fahdawi, however, did not explain why the coalition had decided to drop its earlier objections to al-Maliki's nomination for a third term in office.
"There is nothing stagnant in politics; everything changes," he said.
Al-Maliki's State of Law Alliance won last month's parliamentary election, clinching 96 out of 328 seats in parliament.
Any prime ministerial candidate must have the support of at least165 lawmakers.Last Mod: 21 Mayıs 2014, 17:14