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Allawi accuses Iran of election interference

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Iyad Allawi, the man who won Iraq's parliamentary elections, has accused Iran of trying to prevent him from becoming prime minister.

The leader of the secular alliance that narrowly won this month's poll said Tehran was interfering directly in Iraq's electoral process.

His Iraqiya bloc beat the rival State of Law alliance of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki by just two seats.

But when asked about becoming prime minister in an interview with the BBC, Mr Allawi said he was sceptical.

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