Al-Sadr Forms Majority Group With Iran-Leaning Fatah Inside Iraq's Parliament

Published June 13th, 2018 - 07:53 GMT
Members of the Iraqi parliament gather to vote on Iraq's new government line-up at the parliament in Baghdad (AFP/ File Photo)
Members of the Iraqi parliament gather to vote on Iraq's new government line-up at the parliament in Baghdad (AFP/ File Photo)

Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced on Tuesday that he has forged an alliance with the Fatah Coalition to form the biggest group in Iraq's parliament.

In a joint news briefing with his new ally, Sadr also affirmed the continuation of his alliance with Iyad Allawi's al-Wataniye coalition.

In last month’s Iraqi parliamentary election, al-Sadr’s Sairoon coalition came in first with 329 seats while the Fatah coalition came in second with 47.

Al-Wataniye also won 21 seats.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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