Final results show Cleric Sadr won Iraq vote, state media says

The Sunni Taqaddum party won 37 seats

  
Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr speaks after preliminary results of Iraq's parliamentary election were announced in Najaf, Iraq October 11, 2021.

Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr speaks after preliminary results of Iraq's parliamentary election were announced in Najaf, Iraq October 11, 2021.

Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani

CAIRO- Iraqi Populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's movement secured the biggest number of seats in parliament, winning 73 seats, according to final results announced by the electoral commission on Tuesday.

The Sunni Taqaddum party won 37 seats in last month's general election, while the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) secured 31 seats, state media reported, citing the commission.

(Reporting by Yasmin Hussein; Writing by Ahmad Elhamy; Editing by Alex Richardson)


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