Earlier today, the leader of the National Concord Front, Adnan al-Dulaimi, criticized partial election results in the capital and called for a new ballot.
Partial results from the elections suggested the Shi'ite bloc -- the United Iraqi Alliance -- received 59 percent of the vote in the capital. The National Concord Front came a distant second with less than 19 percent.
Baghdad and its surrounding province is a key area, as it possesses more than three times more seats in parliament of any other region.
Meanwhile, U.S. Ambassador to Baghdad Zalmay Khalilzad urged Iraqi leaders to form a broad-based "cross-sectarian and cross-ethnic" government.