Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's list
garnered 38 per cent of the votes in Baghdad in preliminary election results,
Iraq's Independent Higher Electoral Commission said Thursday, dpa reported.
Results of Iraq's provincial elections revealed that al-Maliki's list had succeeded in overtaking the Shiite religious parties who previously dominated Iraq.
"Al-Maliki's list, Dawlat al-Qanoon, or State of Law, Dawlat al- Qanoon obtained 38 per cent, the Iraqi Accordance Front 9 per cent and the Iraqi National List (INL) 8.6 per cent," the Commission said in a statement.