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Explainer: How Sadr's Shiite rivals became largest bloc in Iraq's parliament

Many of the new members of the Council of Representatives taking the place of the 73 Sadrists who resigned are aligned with Iran.
Iraq Sadr

Following the resignation of all 73 members of the Sadrist group in the Iraqi parliament on Jun. 12, the vacant seats were granted to the second winners today, making the Coordination Framework of Shiite parties, the Sadrist's rivals, the largest bloc in the parliament.

The majority of the second winners took the oath today in the parliament.

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