BAGHDAD (AP) — The political coalition of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr took an early lead in Iraq's national elections in partial returns announced late Sunday by the Iraqi electoral commission.
- 20 May, 2018 Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first.
- 13 June, 2018 Iraq's al-Sadr joins forces with Iran-backed coalition BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in last month's parliamentary elections, has announced an alliance with an Iran-backed coalition ahead of marathon negotiations to form a new government.
- 20 May, 2018 Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive' BAGHDAD (AP) — Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, has sought to reassure Iraqis about their next government, saying it will be "inclusive" and mindful of their needs.
- 20 May, 2018 Iraqi cleric Sadr meets pro-Iran Amiri after election win By Raya Jalabi BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc was declared the winner of Iraq's parliamentary election, met Hadi al-Amiri, leader of a pro-Iran bloc, on Sunday in what Sadr portrayed as part of an inclusiv...
- 24 March, 2017 At Baghdad rally, Iraq cleric threatens to boycott elections BAGHDAD (AP) — An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric addressed thousands of anti-government protesters who filled the streets of downtown Baghdad on Friday, threatening to boycott the country's upcoming provincial elections if the committee overseeing the vote is not overhauled.