Iraq’s New Kingmaker Has Transformed Himself Into an Anti-Corruption, Anti-Iranian Nationalist
Iraqi Shia cleric leader Muqtada al-Sadr shows his ink-stained finger and holds a national flag after voting in Iraq’s May 2018 general election.
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The emergence of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s group as the largest party in Iraq’s 2018 general election means he holds the power in Baghdad and represents a new direction for a country beset by challenges but hungry for change.
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