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The Iraqi Accord Front (Arabic: جبهة التوافق العراقية) was a mainly Sunni Islamist Iraqimarker political coalition created on October 26, 2005 to contest the December 2005 general election. The alliance broke apart in December 2008. The party's members are mostly Sunni-Arabs, and its political efforts have largely been focused on protecting this community's interests. In the 2005 election, its platform called for ending the US occupation of Iraq, revision of the new Iraqi constitution, repeal of the de-Baathification laws that had cost many Sunni-Arabs their government jobs and the restoration of the Iraqi Army, which was dissolved after the US overthrow of Saddam Hussein and which had a Sunni-Arab dominated officer corps.

Its main components are:



In the December 2005 elections, the alliance won 15.1% of the vote and 44 out of 275 seats, the largest number of any Sunni Arab-led list.

On, April 12, 2007, Taha al-Liheibi a member of the Iraqi Accord Front was injured in the Green Zonemarker at the convention centre canteen of the parliament building in Baghdad. [196193]

In July 2007 Adnan al-Dulaimi was replaced by Ayad al-Samarraie as the leader of the Front.

The Front withdrew from Nouri al-Maliki's government on August 1, 2007 .

The Front announced that it would rejoin Nouri al-Maliki's government on April 17, 2008

On May 2009, Harith al-Obeidi was elected as the front's leader.

On June 12, 2009, IAF leader Harith al-Obeidi was assassinated in West Baghdadmarker.

References

  1. [1]
  2. BBC | Guide to Iraqi Political Parties
  3. Iraqi Political Crisis Near End as Tawafuq Chief Quits, New York Sun, 2007-07-06
  4. Iraq Sunni bloc quits coalition, Al-Jazeera, 2007-08-01
  5. Maliki's Impact Blunted By Own Party's Fears, Washington Post, 2 August 2007
  6. IAF announces return to Maliki’s government-MP, Voices of Iraq, 2008-04-17
  7. Sunni bloc agrees in principle to return to Iraqi government nine months after quitting, MSNBC, 2008-04-17
  8. Campaigning Iraqi MP Harith al Obeidi shot dead outside Baghdad mosque, The Times, 2009-06-12



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