Tag Archives | Moqtada al-Sadr

Iraq Election: Low Turnout, High Drama

By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Low Turnout, High Drama Iraq's parliamentary elections show a shift in the balance of power in favor of Moqtada al-Sadr and Nouri al-Maliki. Click here to read […]

Sadr, Independents Win under Iraq's New Election Law

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sadr and independents biggest winners under Iraq's new election law The new election law was beneficial for large political blocs and independents, but it also harmed a number of […]

Video: Iraqi Opposition Rejects Election Results

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Opposition in southern Iraq rejects election results The Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has claimed victory in Iraq's election, but some of the main political parties have rejected the results. Al Jazeera's Mahmoud […]

Iraq Elections: Sadrists Gain at expense of Pro-Iran Fatah Alliance

By John Lee. Some key points from Sunday's parliamentary elections in Iraq: Preliminary results show the political party of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr winning the largest share of the vote, giving it an estimated 73 seats in the 329-member parliament, up from 54 seats in 2018; The Sadrist Movement promises a nationalist government, free from […]

Al-Sadr Reverses Decision to stay Out of Iraqi Elections

By Hassan Ali Ahmed, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Muqtada al-Sadr reverses decision to stay out of Iraqi elections After his withdrawal from October elections due to public anger against the ministers of health and electricity - […]

Al-Sadr to sit out October Election

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Shiite leader Sadr to sit out October election Muqtada al-Sadr also said he would withdraw his support for the current government and its replacement. Click here to read the full […]

Al-Sadr may be preparing a bid to be Iraq's next PM

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Muqtada al-Sadr may be preparing a bid to be Iraq's next prime minister The populist cleric appears to be gearing up for the upcoming parliamentary elections slated for June […]

Is Muqtada al-Sadr Losing Influence in Iraq?

By Dr Renad Mansour, for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After Latest Turn, is Muqtada al-Sadr Losing Influence in Iraq? The populist cleric has repositioned himself in Iraqi politics multiple times, but his recent […]

Protests Swell despite Clash with Sadrist Supporters

By Gilgamesh Nabeel for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After withdrawing his support for the protests, controversial populist Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his followers back to Tahrir Square Feb. 1, where his supporters clashed with demonstrators and […]

Video: Baghdad Curfew Lifted

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Baghdad curfew lifted but Iraq on alert for new protests A curfew is lifted in Baghdad following days of protests which have left nearly 100 dead, but tensions remain after firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr […]

Supreme Court Ratifies Election Results

By John Lee. Iraq's Supreme Court (pictured) has ratified the results of the parliamentary election, which was held in May. According to The National, this gives the winning political parties three months to form a new government. Muqtada al-Sadr has retained his lead. A coalition government needs at least 165 from a total of 329. […]