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Sadr and independents biggest winners under Iraq’s new election law (Mustafa Saadoun, Al-Monitor)

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.

Sadr and independents biggest winners under Iraq’s new election law – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East