"The 'Victory Alliance' will work for the benefit of all Iraqis, will strengthen unity and sovereignty of the state. The 'Victory Alliance' will move forward protecting the victory [over the Daesh terrorist group, outlawed in Russia] and the memory about the fallen, as well as fighting against corruption," the statement said.
The statement means that Abadi and Iraqi ex-Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, who are both the members of the Islamic Dawa Party, will represent separate election blocs, as the ex-head of the government has also announced his intention to participate in the vote heading the State of Law Coalition.
This is confirmed: PM Haider al-Abadi have reached a final agreement with the PMU fictions including Badr, Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Hiblollah and al-Nujaba to run for the election in a united coalition. #Iraq— Abdulla Hawez (@abdullahawez) January 13, 2018
The election in the Middle Eastern country will take place on May 12.