Over the last years Maliki has turned more and more into a dictator, he's not quite there yet, I'll give you that, but the outcome here will show the way it's going. One thing we do know is the elections were not free, disputedly they were not fair either (Jaafari alleges Maliki gave himself 800,000 fake voets, Maliki alleges Allawi stole 750,000 Maliki votes, Allawi alleges thousands of his votes were thrown into trash cans, Kurds allege Allawi rigged the polls in Kerkuk).
What do you call a dictatorship then? A country with no elections at all? Because most dictatorships hold elections and in some of them there are Presidents and Prime Ministers who hold all the official power but behind the scenes military leaders still rule the country.This is an immature democracy that could easily fall into any number of outcomes over time. That's certain. It's NOT, however, remotely close to a dictatorship right now nor has it been. Whether that changes over the next few years is a separate matter but the claim you'd earlier made is just plain wrong.