1. How has the American electorate changed over the last years and what is the possible impact on the forthcoming elections?
In 2010 most analysts predicted a landslide victory for Dawlat al-Qanum (the movement led by incumbent Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki) but the party came second after Iraqiyya, obliging al-Maliki to reach to Muqtada al-Sadr and Ammar al-Hakim to form a new coalition. This time Dawlat al-Qanun is still indicated as the most influential political actor even if its hold over the Iraqi political arena appears less solid than in 2009-2010. Do you agree with this analysis?
Apollinaire Muholongu Malumalu is a Catholic priest, a professor of Political Science at the Catholic University of Graben in Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Managing Director of the School of Electoral Training in Central Africa. He is also the President of the European Centre for Electoral Support based in Brussels. Malumalu was appointed by the DRC Bishops as the Director of Cardinal Martino Pan-African Institute for Social Doctrine of the Church in Kinshasa, founded by the Episcopal Commission Justice and peace.
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