Iraq: Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s party ‘biggest winner’ in parliamentary election
- His party has increased the number of its seats from 54 in 2018 to 73 this time in the 329-member parliament, according to initial results.
- However, with 94 percent of the ballot boxes counted, none of the competing political blocs appeared on track to win a majority in parliament and consequently name a Prime Minister.
- Kurdish parties have won 61 seats.
- Sunni parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi’s Taqaddum coalition won 38 seats.