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Iraq’s Sadr to form government of technocrats in Iraq

May 17, 2018 at 2:15 am

Leader of Iraq’s Sadrist Movement, Muqtada Al-Sadr [Twitter]

Iraqi Shia cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr called for a government of technocrats.

Al- Sadr’s remarks came after preliminary results revealed that his cross-sectarian coalition, Sairon appeared in the lead in Iraq’s parliamentary elections, meaning that the coalition will have the opportunity to form the next government.

The parliamentary elections which took place on Saturday, are the first after defeating the Daesh and the US withdrawal from Iraq in 2011 .

According to Transparency International Iraq has been one of the world’s most corrupt countries for the past few years.

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