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Militias protest after losses in Iraqi election

The results of Iraq's Oct. 10 parliamentary elections came as a shock to political parties affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Units, as they lost more than half of their seats in parliament.
Members of the Iraqi riot police protect the Green Zone in Baghdad.

BAGHDAD — Supporters of political parties associated with militias which lost big in the last elections have been protesting for seven days now near the international Green Zone where most government buildings and foreign embassies are located.

Following the announcement of the Oct. 10 parliamentary election results, many supporters of the militias — unhappy with their leaders’ losses at the polls — took to the streets and claimed the elections were rigged against them.

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