Shia Leader Muqtada al-Sadr's Coalition Set To Win In Iraq's Parliamentary Elections

Al Bawaba: Muqtada al-Sadr Set to Win Iraqi Elections, Future of Haider Al-Abadi in Peril

With more than 90 percent of votes counted, the coalition of Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr is set to win Iraq's parliamentary elections.

After being sidelined by Iranian-backed rivals for years, the apparent parliamentary victory marks a political comeback for Sadr, who didn't even officially run for prime minister in this year's elections.

Sadr, an opponent to both U.S. and Iranian influence in Iraq, was followed by Iran-backed Shia militia leader Hadi Al Amiri's coalition. Incumbent Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi's coalition, initially predicted to win re-election, trails in third.

With votes coming in from 16 of Iraq's 18 provinces, Sairoon -- an alliance between the Sadrist Movement and Iraq's Communist Party -- won more than 1.3 million votes and 54 of 329 parliament seats.

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