Muqtada al-Sadr’s party wins majority in 2018 elections

Announcement Date: May 1, 2018

The Iraqi electoral commission announces that Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s coalition wins the majority of parliamentary seats, while Fatah earns 52 seats, al-Abadi’s Islamic Dawa Party earns 49, the State of Law Coalition earns 24, and the Kurdistan Democracy Party earnsed 27. Al-Sadr has proposed working with a variety of other Iraqi parties, but most recently al-Sadr has announced his new alliance with the pro-Iranian bloc led by Hadi al-Amiri, leader of the Badr organization.