Iraq's poor hopeful Muqtada al-Sadr's bloc will bring change

Much of Baghdad and Iraq are lacking basic services and facilities and the working class are looking to al-Sadr to form a coalition and bring improvements to their lives.

by

    Iraqi politicians are trying to negotiate a coalition to form the next government.

    The surprise victory for Muqtada al-Sadr's bloc has made him an unusual powerbroker.

    His support comes from Baghdad's working class who heeded his call for change to the political status quo.

    Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from Muqtada's stronghold, Sadr City.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.