October 19, 2021

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Iraq Election 2021: What will the political map look like after the initial results are announced?

Iraq Election 2021: What will the political map look like after the initial results are announced?

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The political scenario in Iraq appears to be open to all possibilities after the announcement of the initial results of the early legislative elections released by the Chadrist movement, while the forces allied with Iran have announced their willingness to challenge the results of the referendum after suffering heavy losses. .

The Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s coalition won a landslide victory in 73 of the 329 parliamentary constituencies, 19 more than in the 2018 election.

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The Chadrist movement

The victory of the Chadrist coalition in the election came as no surprise to many. The movement is one of the most popular and powerful Shia sects in Iraq.

The strength of the current is attributed to a number of factors, including the personality of its leader, Muqtada al-Sadr, who comes from a prominent religious family. Al-Sadr has deliberately distanced himself from the ruling political class in Iraq, accusing him of corruption. Despite the fact that his previous group “Sieron” was a participant in the Iraqi parliament and government during the widespread protests in the country in October 2019, he called on his supporters to join the peaceful movement. His critics prompted him to popularize the accusation.