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Sorpresiva ventaja del clérigo chií Moqtada al-Sadr en la elección iraquí

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May 14, 2018 -- El disgusto extendido para con la actual clase política de Irak parece haber ayudado a la coalición del influyente clérigo chií Moqtada al-Sadr a perfilarse como el favorito en las elecciones nacionales marcadas por una participación históricamente baja.

Partial returns of the 2018 vote – the first since Iraq declared victory over the so-called Islamic State group – were announced late Sunday by the Iraqi electoral commission and put al-Sadr’s political alliance in the lead in four provinces, including Baghdad.

The election came as the country deals with the disenfranchisement of the country’s Sunni minority. Of more than two million Iraqis displaced by the war, the majority are Sunnis. Also at issue is the influence of Iran on the country – Iranian-backed Shiite militias who played a key role in defeating IS and were allied with the Shiite-led Baghdad government made significant electoral gains.

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