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Division threatens Islamic Dawa after Maliki’s reelection

The Islamic Dawa Party could on the verge of division after the reelection of Nouri al Maliki as its secretary-general; however, many party leaders see the party as continuing to be a strong and unified one.
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The Iraqi Islamic Dawa Party reelected Nouri al-Maliki as its secretary-general July 13 during the party’s convention in Karbala province south of Iraq. Maliki was prime minister of Iraq between 2006 and 2014.

The party promised its supporters in a statement to “continue building the Dawa Party and developing it into an Islamic and political force advising the government.” The party has been distanced from the government after Adel Abdul Mahdi took over as prime minister in 2018, replacing Haider al-Abadi of Dawa, who had replaced Maliki as the country's leader in 2014. Maliki had become prime minister in 2006.

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