Iraq Election Results Show Sunni Gains

The election commission said Friday that an alliance of Shiite religious parties won the biggest number of seats in

Iraq’s new parliament but too few to rule without coalition partners. Sunni Arabs gained seats over the previous balloting. Commission official Safwat Rasheed said the Shiite United Iraqi Alliance captured 128 of the 275 seats in the Dec. 15 election, down from the 146 it won in January 2005 balloting. It needed 138 to rule without partners. Full Story

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