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Iraq: Sadr emerges on top, tough-talking to follow

Moqtada Al-Sadr’s Sairoon (On the Move) electoral bloc emerged as the main winner from the general election held on 12 May. The Shia cleric’s coalition won 54 seats in the 329-seat Chamber of Representatives. It was followed by Hadi Al-Ameri’s Fatah coalition with 47 seats, prime minister Haider Al-Abadi’s Nasr grouping with 42 and former PM Nouri Al-Maliki’s State of Law with 26 seats.

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