Baghdad (AIN) -The five members of Parliament who had already withdrew from the White Bloc announced forming a new parliamentary bloc named Iraqiya Hurra "Free Iraqiya Bloc."
MP Aliya Nusayif said to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) that "We, MPs withdrawing from the white bloc, decided last Saturday to form a new bloc under the name of Iraqiya Hurra which will comprise the members Qutaiba al-Joubori, Zuhair al-Araji, Amena al-Sa'di, Mohammed al-Da'mi and Aliya Nusayif."
She added that "The new bloc has coalitions with other blocs and MPs from different political blocs who announced their will to join the new bloc."
For his side, the Secretary General of the White Bloc, MP Jamal al-Batikh, assured the "withdrawal of the five MPs from the White Bloc."
The white bloc was formed on February 2011 after the withdrawal of eight MPs from the Iraqiya slate, led by Ayad Allawi.