More important Iraqi developments the MSM chooses to ignore in favor of reporting suicide bombings and sectarian infighting.
Adnan Al-Dulaimi Accord Front yesterday announced the establishment of a new political front with the Iraqi List led by Iyad Allawi with the title (the Iraqi National Front).
Al-Dulaimi called for political groups from inside and outside the political process to join this front. Iraqi sources said that the National Dialogue Front led by Saleh Mutlaq and Reconciliation and Liberation Front headed paper Al-Jabouri, the Virtue Party within WIN the United Iraqi Alliance list headed by Abdul Aziz Hakim are in talks with the Front.
Iraqi National List (25 seats)
Iraqi Accord Front (44 seats)
National Dialogue Front (11 seats)
Reconciliation and Reconstruction list (3 seats)
Islamic Virtue Party (15 seats)
This would be a formidable force in the Iraqi Parliament. If the IVP indeed joins Allawi the Shia bloc would still have the majority with 115 seats but the power they enjoy would be significantly reduced. It also places the Kurds in the enviable role of supreme arbiter.