It appears that the first winner in the “fifth” early elections that took place in Iraq on Sunday, October 11, is the Sadrist movement led by the Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who won 73 seats out of the 329 parliament seats, according to the preliminary results of the vote counting process, an increase of 19 seats over the previous seats. (54) won in 2018, while the Kurdistan Democratic Party in the Kurdistan region led by Massoud Barzani swept the votes of the Kurdish voters and won 32 seats, an increase of 7 seats over the 2018 elections (25 seats).
Iraq and the elections
While the two winners were celebrating their big victory over their rivals in the elections, each one according to his own way. The losers were Shiite political forces, “armed factions from the crowd” loyal to Iran, and the Fatah alliance headed by Hadi al-Amiri (regressing from 48 seats to 14 seats). The “political incubator of the Popular Mobilization Militia,” which “declared that the results would not be accepted at all costs, describing them as fabricated.”
As well as the “State of Law” coalition of al-Maliki and the “Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq” militia led by Qais Khazali, in addition to the “Hezbollah Brigades” “rejected the election results.” In general, they considered it “a coup against the political system… and the future endeavor to besiege and restrict it, and this coincides with the American vision that prevents the rise of voices of resistance and opposition to the Iraqi parliament.” As stated by one of the leaders of the militia “Al-Nujaba” movement!
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“Abu Ali al-Askari,” a spokesman for the Hezbollah Brigades, described “one of the most influential popular mobilization factions” in a statement that “what happened in the elections. It represents the biggest fraud and circumvention of the Iraqi Prime Time Zone in modern history”… Iran was not absent from the hot scene, but was present through “Esmail Qaani,” the commander of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, who flew to Baghdad on an unannounced visit to remedy the matter and coordinate positions regarding The upcoming political alliances, despite the denial of the Iranian ambassador in Baghdad, Iraj Masjedi. The news of the visit..
Al-Fateh Alliance and Iran’s Man Hadi Al-Amiri
It is noteworthy that the Al-Fateh coalition, which represents the Popular Mobilization factions, led by Iran’s first man in Iraq, Hadi al-Amiri, “had suffered a severe defeat, as he lost” 34 seats in Parliament compared to the 2018 elections,” while the State Forces Alliance led by the former Prime Minister did not win ( Haider al-Abadi and “Ammar al-Hakim” only 4 seats, losing 57 seats (61 seats in the 2018 elections).
And in front of the Shiite militias’ rejection of the election results and their threats to take to the street and re-election manually by force, in the midst of this confusion and chaos. Following the elections, a calm voice emerged from a statesman calling for calm and serenity and recourse to the law and the constitution, the President of the Kurdistan Region, “Nechirvan Barzani,” who called on the Iraqi political parties to unite and cohesion and not be drawn into calls for violence and sedition and endanger civil peace.
He said, “We have to be united and cohesive.” He continued, “It is time for us to work together to form a federal national government that strengthens state institutions, controls factions and outlaw armed forces, and corrects the political process.”
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