Al-Sadr’s party controls 70 of a total 329 parliamentary seats in Iraq and the movement has a large base across country.
Thomas O Falk
Falk is a London-based political analyst and freelance journalist who focuses on US affairs and the Middle East. Besides Al Jazeera, he’s worked for T... he New Arab, Inside Arabia, il Giornale, and others.
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