IRAQ'S SADR ANNOUNCES POLITICAL ALLIANCE WITH PRO-IRANIAN BLOC

IRAQ'S SADR ANNOUNCES POLITICAL ALLIANCE WITH PRO-IRANIAN BLOC

SADR'S SAIROON ALLIANCE WON THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS WITH 54 SEATS BUT FELL SHORT OF A MAJORITY IN THE 329-SEAT PARLIAMENT.

Sadr's Sairoon Alliance won the parliamentary elections with 54 seats but fell short of a majority in the 329-seat parliament.
Amiri's Fatah (Conquest) Coalition came second with 47 seats, while Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's Nasr (Victory) Coalition once seen as the frontrunner, came in third.
Amiri, a fluent Persian speaker, is Iran's closest ally in Iraq, having spent two years in exile there during the era of former President Saddam Hussein.

Iraq's Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr has announced a surprise alliance with pro-Iranian political bloc led by Hadi al-Amiri in a bid to form government after last month's elections resulted in a hung parliament. At a joint...

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