Al-Sadr allies with Fatah to form majority group: Iraq

Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr also affirms continued alliance with Allawi’s al-Wataniye coalition
BAGDAD, Iraq: Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced on Tuesday that he has forged an alliance with the Fatah Coalition to form the biggest group in Iraq’s parliament.
In a joint news briefing with his new ally, Sadr also affirmed the continuation of his alliance with Iyad Allawi’s al-Wataniye coalition.
In last month’s Iraqi parliamentary election, al-Sadr’s Sairoon coalition came in first with 329 seats while the Fatah coalition came in second with 47.
Al-Wataniye also won 21 seats.–AA

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