Tlar: 28 July 2014 Baghdad newspaper of integrity.
The head of the National Alliance, the Alliance is the largest parliamentary bloc in the House, he was announced in the media and in the presence of all the coalition parties including the State of law coalition.
Ibrahim Al-Jaafari said in a press statement that "the National Alliance is the largest parliamentary bloc, and not the State of law Coalition," and. Adding that he "is not named the largest parliamentary bloc during the first meeting of the Parliament", adding that "but we stood in front of the media, read a statement to that effect in the presence of all the symbols of the National Alliance, including the State of law."
Tlar: I am posting this because of the importance of this. I am sorry if it is already posted here somewhere, but it is the crowning document being as al-Jaafrari is not just the head of the National Aliance but he is also part of the SOL. (State of Law)
The three blocks within the SOL, Jaafari's block, Badr block and the DAWA have all announced they no longer share the same position as the leadership of the SOL.
They have by all definition defected as the SOL leadership continues to stand behind Maliki.
Although the DAWA, Badr and Jaafari's blocks don't amount to many MP's, their leaders hold a certain amount of prestige with many members of the SOL, especially the new members (40).
They are the crack in the SOL's chink of armor.
I would expect that were the NA vote held today, I feel it would be - Coalition comfortably over 100 and the SOL about 78 or less.