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The Uniters for Reform Coalition (Arabic: ائتلاف متحدون للاصلاحI'tilāf Muttaḥidūn lil-Iṣlāḥ) is a Sunni political coalition in Iraq.

Muttahidoon

ائتلاف متحدون للاصلاح
ChairpersonUsama al-Nujayfi
FoundedDecember 2012; 6 years ago (2012-12)
Split fromIraqi National Movement
HeadquartersBaghdad, Iraq
IdeologyRegionalism
Islamic democracy
Populism
ReligionSunni Islam
Colours     Blue
Council of Representatives
16 / 329
Governorate Councils
35 / 440
Website
muttahidoon.iq

HistoryEdit

The coalition was formed in December 2012, composing ten groups, and led by Usama al-Nujayfi. Among the groups composing Muttahidoon were several of the largest Sunni political blocs, including the Ninawa-based al-Hadba list, the bloc of former Awakening Movement leader Ahmed Abu Risha, the National Future Gathering bloc of former Finance Minister Rafi al-Issawi, the Iraqi Islamic Party, and the Iraqi Turkmen Front. Altogether the parties aligned with the coalition had won 42 seats in the 2010 parliamentary election.[1]

For the 2013 governorate elections the coalition competed in Ninewa, Salah ad-Din, Baghdad, Anbar, and Basra. In Diyala and Babil the coalition joined with other political groups, running as Iraqiyat Diyala and Iraqiyat Babil.[1]

Following the 2013 governorate elections the Oum Rabih Tribes’ National Gathering of Hussein Khalaf entered into an alliance with Muttahidoon on 25 June, thereby forming the largest bloc on the Ninawa Governorate Council.[2]

The party advocates the creation of a Sunni federal region in Iraq.[3]

MembersEdit

CriticismsEdit

The coalition has been criticized by other Sunni political formations aligned with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of following a Muslim Brotherhood direction, and there have been insinuations of the group having ties with groups outside Iraq.[1]

Electoral resultsEdit

Iraqi ParliamentEdit

Council of Representatives
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2014 680,690 (#4) 5.23
28 / 328
Usama al-Nujayfi

Governorate CouncilsEdit

Governorate Councils
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2013 518,968 (#4) 7.19
35 / 601
Usama al-Nujayfi

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