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Tue 12th October 2021 | 02:00 AM
CAIRO (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 12th October, 2021) The bloc of influential Shiite politician Muqtada al-Sadr is winning the snap general election in Iraq with almost a third of all seats, the state-run Iraqi News Agency (INA) reported on Monday, citing preliminary results.
The country’s electoral committee said on Monday that the voter turnout was 41%.
Meanwhile, sources in Kurdish parties told Sputnik that they had won 61 seats in the legislature, 32 of them for the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
Upon learning the preliminary results al-Sadr urged his supporters to celebrate victory peacefully.