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 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.

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Heavy rains, floods and landslides cause havoc in Nepal, death toll reaches 88

Heavy rains, floods and landslides cause havoc in Nepal, death toll reaches 88

 11 more people have died in Nepal due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rains. The death toll has risen to 88 on Thursday. According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Disaster Management, 30 people are missing in these incidents so far.

Panchthar, a district in eastern Nepal, has recorded the highest number of deaths at 27. This was followed by 13 deaths each in Ilam and Doti districts. Deaths were also reported from 15 other districts including Kalikot, Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Bajang, Humla, Solukhumbu, Puthan, Dhankuta, Morang, Sunsari and Udaipur.

At least 88 people have lost their lives in recent incidents of floods, landslides and floods in different parts of the country following incessant rains in the last three days, Health Ministry officials said. The death of 11 people has been confirmed on Thursday morning. He told that 63 people died on Wednesday, while on Tuesday the death toll was 14.

Natural disaster has occurred in 20 districts of Nepal. 21 people have gone missing in Bajhang district. However, the weather conditions have started improving from Thursday. Meanwhile, Home Minister Balkrishna Khand has directed Nepal Police, Armed Police Forces, National Investigation Department and Nepal Army to immediately evacuate foreign tourists stranded in Humla district.

Twelve people, including four Slovenian tourists and three guides, are stranded in Nakhla in Humla district, 700 km west of Kathmandu. The road in Limi area was blocked due to heavy snowfall. Humla Chief District Officer Ganesh Acharya said they were on their way back to Simikot after completing their trekking expedition at Limi.

Snow had started in the area since Sunday and rescue operations could not be carried out on Wednesday due to bad weather. Officials said that the local administration has sought a helicopter from the Home Ministry to carry out the rescue operation.

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