Preliminary Results Show Al-Sadr Topping Iraq Vote
The preliminary results of the Iraqi parliamentary elections are still being released with sources revealing that Muqtada al-Sadr’s bloc won the most seats.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that the Sadrist bloc said it had retained the biggest share of seats in the country's parliament which amounts to 73 of the parliament's 329 seats in Sunday's election.
The initial results also showed that Kurdish parties won 61 seats, according to our reporter.
Based on the preliminary results announced by the Electoral Commission during the private and public votes, Iraqi News Agency (INA) revealed the names of the blocs with the most seats in Parliament.
So far, the bloc with the highest number of seats in Parliament is the al-Sadr bloc with 73 seats, followed by the Takadom bloc with 38.
On his account, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said, "We have completed our duty to conduct fair and transparent elections.”
Meanwhile, Iraqi President Barham Salih stressed that the completion of the elections is a great achievement toward reform, with a huge task awaiting the officials to form powers expressive of the people’s will.
The Iraqi Parliament's Speaker congratulated the Iraqis over their participation and choice, thanking everyone who took part in this achievement.