Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr's bloc wins Iraq elections

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A leading Anti-US cleric's party has won the largest number of seats in Iraq's recent election. Even more of a surprise to me is that a pro-Iranian party won the second most seats. The current PM's party was third.

However, no block has anywhere near enough seats to form a government so the coalition negotiations begin.

Looks like not enough hearts and minds have been won over.

Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr's bloc wins Iraq elections - BBC News
 
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A leading Anti-US cleric's party has won the largest number of seats in Iraq's recent election. Even more of a surprise to me is that a pro-Iranian party won the second most seats. The current PM's party was third.

However, no block has anywhere near enough seats to form a government so the coalition negotiations begin.

Looks like not enough hearts and minds have been won over.

Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr's bloc wins Iraq elections - BBC News
That still leaves open the question as to how much leeway Iran has to transport weapons across Iraq to its allies in Syria and Lebanon.