Iraq: Election throws up surprises, but Sadr emerges on top

Issue 1135 - 14 Oct 2021 | 2 minute read

The election for the Council of Representatives on 10 October threw up some surprising results. Moqtada Al-Sadr’s Sairoon list had been seen as the front-runner, but performed even better than many had expected, adding 19 or 20 seats to the 54 it held in the outgoing parliament, based on preliminary results.

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