The full election results have been announced – according to Bloomberg, the seat tally is as follows:
- Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s Iraqiya alliance secured 91 seats;
- Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki’s State of Law alliance won 89 seats;
- Iraqi National Alliance, led by pro-Iranian Shiite cleric Ammar al-Hakim, came in third with 70 seats;
- The Kurdistan alliance won 43 seats.
“There is no evidence of widespread or serious fraud”, Philip J. Crowley, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department, told reporters in Washington. “This marks a significant milestone in the ongoing democratic development of Iraq.”
Al-Maliki does not accept the results.