The statements and language of escalation used by the losing parties following the results of the parliamentary elections enraged the Iraqis. Observers of the internal Iraqi matters were concerned about potential security repercussions as a result of the uncontrolled weapons. The media highlighted that any language of escalation by these parties reflects their lack of trust in the democratic experience, which may threaten peaceful security, following losing several parliamentary seats after they had dominated it for many years.
Fears of armed conflict after the election-losing parties’ statements
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