Muqtada Al Sadr expands his influence in Iraq thanks to the elections

The shadow of Chii cleric is increasingly elongated in Iraq. The elections with the lowest participation of recent Iraqi history, held early to be content tha

Muqtada Al Sadr expands his influence in Iraq thanks to the elections

The shadow of Chii cleric is increasingly elongated in Iraq. The elections with the lowest participation of recent Iraqi history, held early to be content that last year demanded political reforms and better services, they are salted with the consolidation of the same system against which the streets cried out. Muqtada Al Sadr, a figure that has left behind the sectarian struggle, and has reinforced a more nationalist profile, arises strongly after last Sunday vote.

The abstention brushed 59% according to official data. Witnesses ensure that, in a country with more than 60% of youth population, the absence was noted at the urns of young people willing to choose their deputies. An initial count, published by means like the Reuters agency, granted more than 77 seats to the SADR force. He is one of the actors who, together with other correctional forces, some supported by Iran, has been present in daily life, and since 2018, when the movement of it achieved 53 seats, in politics.

The Sunni coalition of Parliamentary spokesperson Mohammad Halbousi, called Taqaddum, obtained 38 seats, and the Kurds 61 seats, 32 of which were for the ruling force in the autonomous region of Kurdistan. Such is the ethno-religious fee system imposed by the US after overthrow Saddam Hussein, and who has favored the settlement of a favors distribution system between different power groups, and whose challenging the streets paid with about 600 dead by the repression.

Muqtada Al Sadr will not be able to decide for himself. Even having more seats than no one of the 329 that make up the Hemicycle, he will touch him to negotiate to form a coalition stable enough to prevent the next legislature again end up in Debacle. That means they will spend weeks at least until the new Prime Minister is announced, and that Mustafa Kadhimi, the man appointed in 2019 to relieve Adel Abdul Mahdi, who resigned by the protests, has no guaranteed continuity.

Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 09:01

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