Parliamentary elections have again displayed the sectarian nature of Iraqi politics.

Sectarian division has become a familiar theme of Iraqi politics since US Governor Paul Bremmer established the Governing Council in July 2003 on a sectarian basis. The 2014 election, however, has revealed a new phenomenon in current Iraqi politics: The country is not only divided along sectarian and ethnic identities, but is concurrently undergoing splits within each community. (CONTINUED - 1159 WORDS)