Without Muqtada al Sadr, Iraq's kingmaker, no coalition government can be formed, experts say. And if it is formed, Sunni bloc’s Halbousi and Kurdish leader Barzani are likely to be in the new government.
Iran-backed groups have lost significant ground in Iraq but Tehran still has some supporters to help it keep its influence over the neighbouring country.
The country’s militias and politicians only care about lining their own pockets rather than dealing with the concerns of the people.
With a little confidence in the country's political system, many ordinary Iraqis are likely to stay away from the ballot box while Shia-led parties like Muqtada al Sadr’s group are expected to dominate next month’s polls.
An entire generation of Iraqis have been robbed of their childhoods and those responsible for the devastation will never face accountability.
For a brief moment, ordinary Iraqi's experienced what it feels like to have politicians on their best behaviour. That was a week ago, and the Pope and the world's attention are no longer there.
In capital Baghdad and southern cities, demonstrators chant "we reject Allawi" and hold posters of the new PM's face with a red cross through it a day after Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi's appointment.
Both Washington and Tehran have embarked on reckless foreign policies in Iraq, which deny Baghdad sovereignty and have led to constant instability.
Iraqi demonstrators are being killed in the streets for demanding an end to a corrupt status quo propped installed by the US and propped up by Iran.
The 'defeat' of Daesh will lead to a rebirth of Daesh that could make them more dangerous, and harder to fight.
If the US genuinely wanted to counter Iran, and strengthen Iraq, it would put its considerable resources towards helping Iraqis build an authentic national movement that represents all Iraqis.
Three high-profile American visits to Iraq indicate a renewed importance of the nation for Trump’s foreign policy
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