Shafaq News/ Spokesperson to the Sunni al-Takaddom (Progress) party, Yehya al-Muhammadi, extended congratulations to the members of the new Sunni alliance formed under the umbrella of Khamis al-Khanjar's al-Azm alliance.
In a statement to Shafaq News Agency earlier today, Thursday, al-Muhammadi said, "we followed in al-Takaddom the formation of the new alliance. As we congratulate them, we hope that it achieves the aspirations and interests of the people."
Al-Muhammadi continued, "may the formation of this alliance promotes stability instead of strain and crises and contributes to finalizing the preparations for the election entitlements."
A-Azm alliance and four other blocs who secured seats in the upcoming parliamentary lineup combined to form a common bloc, spokesperson to the new coalition said on Thursday.
The newly formed coalition encompasses winning candidates from al-Azm, Determination (Hasm) for Reform, the Masses (al-Jamaheer) bloc, the Arab alliance of Kirkuk, and members of the National Contract (al-Aqd al-Watani).
The leading figure of al-Azm alliance, Salem al-Issawi, said in a press conference held in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, that the coalition representing the Sunni territories in Iraq includes 34 winning candidates.
"The coalition seeks to establish a true participation in running the authority and the state, reconsider the policies that dedicated the political, security, and economic monopoly and the consequent crises and problems."
Al-Issawi said that the new coalition has chosen the leader of al-Azm, Khamis al-Khanjar, to run the negotiations on behalf of its members regarding the making agreements and alliances, naming the three heads of the state, and choosing the members of the upcoming government.