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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.