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Iraq’s Sadrists celebrate early signs of election win after record-low voter turnout

The political movement of Iraq’s influential Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr on Monday said it had retained the biggest share of seats in the country’s parliament, after elections with a record low voter turnout.A Sadrist official who asked not to be named told Agence France-Presse that the movement had won around 73 of the parliament’s 329 seats in Sunday’s election.“The people should celebrate this victory of the biggest bloc … without causing any inconvenience,” Sadr, a former militia leader who…


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