Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the Chhattisgarh movement in Iraq, announced on Friday that he and his supporters would contest the October general election, reversing their decision not to run last month.
Al-Sadr said in a televised speech that the change came after several political leaders he did not mention sent a “reform agreement” to rid Iraq of corruption and mismanagement.
He urged his supporters to go to the polls and cast their ballots in the early elections scheduled for October 10.
“We will run in those elections with unparalleled determination and determination to save Iraq from occupation and corruption and for reform,” he said.
“We need to be interested in contesting the election,” al-Sadr added.
Al-Sadr “There must be an agreement between the political groups and the people who have signed the reform paper, by the deadline and without the participation of the corrupt, outsiders and pro-lovers.”
On July 15, al-Sadr announced that he would boycott the Iraqi elections and withdraw support for any party, “all current and future governments.”
Al-Sadr opposes the presence of US forces, about 2,500 of whom are still in Iraq, and rejecting the influence of neighboring Iran.
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