BAGHDAD, Dec. 17 (Xinhuanet) -- The head of leading Sunni Arab political bloc said on Saturday that his party is willing to join a coalition government after the landmark parliamentary polls.
"We will seek a strong coalition in the future National Assembly that can safeguard the rights of all Iraqis," said Adnan al-Dulaimi of the Iraqi Consensus Front.
"We will not accept the exclusion of any Iraqi faction unless they themselves don't want to participate," Dulaimi told a news conference in Baghdad.
He also thanked the Iraqi insurgent groups for keeping their promise not to attack polling stations during Thursday's general elections.
Ballots are still being counted after over two-thirds of 15 million Iraqi voters were estimated to cast their ballot to elect the first four-year term parliament since the US-led invasion toppled regime of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
The former ruling Sunni Arab minority was marginalized after they largely boycotted the Jan. 30 vote for an interim parliament which was dominated by a Shiite-Kurd coalition. Enditem