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Iraq: Sadr considers political return as contentious budget is ratified

Risk Management
Issue 1172 - 03 Jul 2023 | 4 minute read

Risk Grade D4↑

Sadr’s return: Muqtada Al-Sadr is reportedly lining up for a return to the political fray, by putting up candidates in the upcoming provincial council elections, in what would be the first significant move by the Shia cleric  since he withdrew his MPs from the Council of Representatives (parliament) in June 2022. On 19 June, Shafaq News Agency cited an unnamed party source as saying “the leadership has decided to participate in the provincial council elections.

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