Politicians and government officials called on the political coalitions and blocs that won the parliamentary elections to exert more effort to quickly form the next government.
"The latest security violations, especially in Baghdad, require all parties and political powers to cooperate to accelerate the formation of the new government," said Faiza al-Obaidi, a member of al-Iraqiyah bloc led by the former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.
"Presently, as parties are holding discussions and deliberations to arrange the political process, terrorists are trying to undermine the security situation and push the discussions backward," she added. "Therefore, it is necessary for political powers to pay attention to such wicked attempts and to become unified to make the enemies miss the opportunity."
Al-Iraqiyah is the largest coalition in the next parliament with 91 seats, followed by the State of Law coalition led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki with 89 seats. The Iraqi National Alliance came in third with 70 seats, followed by the Kurdistan Coalition with 42 seats.
In recent weeks, intense meetings were held between the winning political blocs to discuss the formation of the new Iraqi government.
Al-Obaidi pointed out that her bloc will continue to hold discussions with more than one political party to form a government of national partnership as soon as possible.
"Through this movement, we seek to advance the political process and get over the faults of the past phase," she said.
Khaled al-Asady, a member of the State of Law Coalition, said the Iraqi people will be less secure if the government is not formed quickly.
"Terrorist groups always consider the political controversies as a suitable time to implement their cowardly acts against innocent Iraqi people," he said.
But al-Asady assured that the current government has enough power to run the country until the new government is formed.
"Iraq is not going to witness a security or legislative vacuum, as the constitution grants the current Iraqi government all the necessary powers to run the country, especially regarding the security issues which represent one of the most sensitive and important issues," he said.
Al-Asady said his coalition is also holding ongoing dialogues with different political parties.
"Just like many other political powers, we do not want the formation of the new government to be postponed," he added.
The Independent High Electoral Commission is waiting for the Federal Supreme Court to ratify the results of the election, after some political entities made accusations of fraud.
"Delaying the formation of the government is undesirable, which has been repeatedly confirmed by the political parties," said Abdul Kareem al-Nakeeb, a member of the Iraqi National Alliance.
"All representatives of electoral lists support the political process and do not intend to exclude any party for the benefit of the Iraqi people who sacrificed much for the sake of this country," he added.
Therefore, according to al-Nakeeb, "All politicians are required to spare no effort to bring all points of view together and to move quickly to buttress the situations to build a strong and efficient cabinet."
In the Iraqi street, many citizens called on political leaders to overlook differences and to agree on common objectives to form a national unity government.
"The recent terrifying terrorist crimes strengthened our determination to defeat the terrorists and killers, and to continue our efforts to build an ideal and democratic Iraq that will be a good example to others," said Amer Abdulrahman, a businessman.
A number of terrorist attacks occurred last week in residential and commercial districts in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, leaving hundreds of casualties.
Janan Star, an employee in a government department, called on the Iraqi officials to "retaliate upon those who commit violent acts. The current situation requires all people to unite to face and annihilate al-Qaeda."