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Shiite leaders gather in Baghdad to break political deadlock

In order to break the political deadlock resulting from Iraq's recent elections, Shiite leaders gathered to find a solution to forming the next government.
Muqtada al-Sadr, Iraqi militia leader and Shiite Muslim cleric, gives a news conference in the central holy shrine city of Najaf, on Nov. 18, 2021.

Leaders of Shiite political parties gathered in Baghdad at the home of Fatah Alliance leader Hadi al-Amiri on Dec. 2 to discuss solutions to the country's political deadlock resulting from the Oct. 10 elections.

The election results divided the Shiite political scene into two main camps: the Sadrist movement with 72 seats, and the Coordination Framework (the CR, a coordinative body for a group of Shiite political parties), with 59 seats.

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