Iraq election: Populist Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s bloc wins

Iraq election: Populist Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s bloc wins

Posted May 19, 2018 14:53:41 A political bloc led by populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who led uprisings against occupying US troops and opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country’s parliamentary election, the electoral commission said. Key points: Mr al-Sadr led violent clashes with US troops following the fall …