‘Fraud’ case against election results opens in Iraq court

Cohenadam
Dec 14, 2021

A case filed by the Hashed al-Shaabi former paramilitary alliance contesting its defeat in Iraq’s October 10 parliamentary election opened in a federal court on Monday.

Shiite Muslim firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr was declared on November 30 as the biggest winner of the election.

Sadr’s movement won nearly a fifth of the seats — 73 out of the assembly’s total 329, well ahead of the Fatah (Conquest) Alliance, the political arm of the pro-Iran Hashed.

Hashed leaders have rejected the result — sharply down from their 48 seats in the outgoing assembly — as a “fraud”.

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