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Shiite Cleric Sadr Emerges as Kingmaker After Iraq Election

Shiite Cleric Sadr Emerges as Kingmaker After Iraq Election

BAGHDAD–Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr is on track to be the country’s most powerful political broker, having won the highest share of seats at Sunday’s parliamentary election ..

The formation of a government may take weeks due to political horse-trading without a clear leader. Independent-minded nationalist Mr. Sadr faces intense competition from Shiite political rivals, and pro-Iran hardliners, who want to draw the country in closer orbit about Tehran ..

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