February 2009 - Al-Maliki's State of Law coalition wins a plurality in 9 of the 14 provinces that held elections.
March 7, 2010 - Parliamentary elections for Iraq's second full-term legislature. The main rival to the State of Law coalition which includes al-Maliki's Dawa Party, is the Iraqiya coalition headed by former interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.
March 26, 2010 - In Iraq's parliamentary elections, Ex-Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's Iraqiya coalition edges out Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's coalition 91 seats to 89.
November 25, 2010 - Al-Maliki is named to a second term by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in a televised ceremony.
December 12, 2011 - Al-Maliki meets with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss the shift in U.S.-Iraq relations with the end of the Iraq war.
June 10, 2012 - Al-Maliki survives the threat of a no-confidence vote by parliament when President Talabani announces that there is not enough support for the vote. Al-Maliki's opponents accuse him of monopolizing power.
June 21, 2012 - Osama al-Nujaifi, speaker of parliament, announces that al-Maliki will be asked to appear before parliament in a continued effort to oust him.