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Moqtada al-Sadr bloc wins Iraq election

Moqtada al-Sadr bloc wins Iraq election

Sairoon coalition led by Iraqi well-Knwon Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country’s parliamentary election, the electoral commission said on Saturday.


Sairoon electoral list captured 54 parliamentary seats.


The Victory Alliance, headed by incumbent Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, trailed in third place with 42 seats, several seats behind the Al-Falih bloc, which won 47 seats.


Al-Fatih is led by Hadi al-Amiri, who has close ties with Iran and heads an umbrella group of paramilitaries that played a key role in defeating Islamic State.


The results were announced a week after Iraqis voted in a nationwide election, which produced surprising results amid historically low turnout.