Produced by Salah Bamarni
April 30, 2018
Iraq's First Election After IS Brings Unconventional Coalitions
As Iraq prepares to elect a new government May 12, for the first time after the emergence of the Islamic State in 2014, a contentious campaign has brought an unusual alliance between the ultraconservative Shiite Sadrist movement and the Communist Party. While the two groups say their goal is to combine forces to fight corruption, some experts see the alliance as a mere struggle for power. VOA's Salah Bamarni reports from Baghdad.