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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 large blocs whose presence in the new parliament has become almost marginal.
Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr celebrate in Baghdad's Tahrir square on Oct. 11, 2021 following the announcement of parliamentary elections' results.

The results of Iraq's recent parliamentary elections came as a surprise to all, winners and losers included, indicating a new political era in the country.

The Shiite Coordination Framework (a group including armed Shiite parties and forces, mostly from the Fatah Alliance) issued a statement Oct. 12 in which it questioned the results of the elections held Oct. 10 and threatened to take action.

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