In Iraq, Shia religious leader Muktada al-Sadr may become the new prime minister, still at the forefront of vote counting
In Iraq, Shia religious leader Muktada al-Sadr is believed to be the prime minister. Muktada al-Sadr's party is headed for victory in last Sunday's parliamentary election.
These figures of counting of votes have been released by the Election Commission of the country. According to this, the party of Muktada is leading with 73 seats and the party of Muhammad al-Halbosi is in second place with 38 seats. At the same time, the State of Law alliance is at number three with 37 seats. Iraq has a total of 329 parliamentary seats.
According to the results so far, the Hadi al-Amiri's coalition al-Fatah seems to be suffering major losses. This alliance has got only 14 seats this time. At the same time, it got 45 seats in the 2018 elections.
The results so far have shown a big stir in Iraqi politics. There has been a sharp decline in the percentage of vote share of all the major alliances. It is believed that the alliance formed on the basis of progress and reconciliation was the most influential in this election. Sunni alliances contested the elections on this issue. When the election results came out, Muktada al-Sadr said that today is the day of victory over the militia. He said that the time has come to dismantle the militia and hand over the weapons to the country. People gather in large numbers to celebrate this celebration but there will be no place for weapons in this celebration.
Preliminary trends suggest that the candidates who emerged out of favor with reforms in 2019 have either won or won. Muktada al-Sadr has been a popular and powerful religious leader.
He has been considered the kingmaker in Iraq's power after the US invasion. They have been against any interference in Iraq by Iran and America. In 2003, he took up arms against America.
These are the first general elections in Iraq in 2019 after protests against corruption, unemployment and anarchy. These elections were to be held next year but in view of the increasing demonstrations in the country, it was conducted six months before the scheduled time. Hundreds of people have died in these demonstrations.