Iraq prime minister will lead a “cross-sectarian” in May election

Vastavam web: Iraq’s prime minister says he will lead a “cross-sectarian” list in national elections proposed for May, hoping to build off last year’s victory against the Islamic State group.In a statement issued yesterday, Haider al-Abadi says his Victory Alliance will “boost the country’s integrity and national sovereignty, correct mistakes and achieve justice and equality for all Iraqis.” He says the “miracle of victory and unity must lead to a new and brighter era.” Iraq’s Cabinet has proposed elections for May 12, a date that awaits final parliamentary approval.