Category: leading

Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr leading in Iraq’s election 0

Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr leading in Iraq’s election

With over half the votes counted, powerful Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr has emerged as the leading contender in Iraq’s parliamentary elections, a remarkable comeback after being sidelined for years by Iranian-backed rivals. While final results for Iraq’s parliamentary election are expected later on Monday, early results show Iran-backed paramilitary commander Hadi al-Amiri’s bloc to be…

Iraq vote: Preliminary results bid PM Abadi, Muqtada al-Sadr main 0

Iraq vote: Preliminary results bid PM Abadi, Muqtada al-Sadr main

While final results for Iraq’s parliamentary election expected on Monday, preliminary figures point towards the two main Shia lists as the leading contenders. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s list appears to be in the lead, followed by influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s alliance, an election commission source and a security official told Reuters news agency on…