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Im better then you
2012 UP Football Champ
Mon May 14 21:53:45
The anti American cleric that launched the first rebellion.


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44104600

Iraq election: Prime minister trails rivals

The bloc led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is trailing in third place in Iraq's parliamentary elections, according to partial results.

With more than half of votes counted, a nationalist alliance between Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr and mostly secular groups is in the lead.

It is followed by a bloc linked to Iranian-backed Shia paramilitaries who fought the Islamic State (IS) group.

The elections are the first since Iraq declared victory over IS in December.

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The final results are due to be announced later on Monday, triggering what are expected to be lengthy negotiations to form a new coalition government.

The US has called for an "inclusive government, responsive to the needs of all Iraqis".

Some 5,000 American troops are in Iraq supporting local forces in the battle against IS, a Sunni Muslim jihadist group.

What exactly do the results show?
On Sunday night, officials from Iraq's election commission announced the almost full returns from 10 of Iraq's 19 provinces, including Baghdad and Basra.

According to these early results:

The Saeroun (Marching Towards Reform) list - an alliance between Mr Sadr's Istiqama (Integrity) party and six mostly secular groups, including the Iraqi communist party - has the most votes in six provinces
Fatah (Conquest) - an alliance that comprises the political wings of militias in the Shia-led paramilitary Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) force and is led by former Transport Minister Hadi al-Amiri - is ahead in four provinces
The Nasr (Victory) Alliance of Mr Abadi, who is also Shia, is in third place
If Mr Sadr and his allies maintain their position, it will represent a stunning comeback for the cleric, the BBC's Martin Patience reports from Baghdad.

In contrast, our correspondent adds, the early results are a setback for Mr Abadi, who had hoped to capitalise on the defeat of IS to bolster his own chances.

Turnout in the election was 44.5% - much lower than in previous polls.
Paramount
Member
Tue May 15 00:55:05
”The US has called for an "inclusive government, responsive to the needs of all Iraqis".”


Kinda like in America who also has an inclusive government, responsive to the needs of all Ameicans?
LazyCommunist
Member
Tue May 15 04:49:50
"an alliance between Mr Sadr's Istiqama (Integrity) party and six mostly secular groups, including the Iraqi communist party"

HUGE COMMUNIST VICTORY IN IRAQ!

And this is just the beginning.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Tue May 15 05:17:42
And thus after 400 years the Iranian province of Meshan has been returned to Iranian hegemony :)
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