Long Lines and Good Participation in Sadr’s Referendum | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Long Lines and Good Participation in Sadr’s Referendum

With Ayad Allawi’s Iraqiya bloc and Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law in a near deadlock after the vote, neither can form a government without the support of the third place INA. In addition to Allawi and Maliki, voters will also have the option to choose INA member and Vice President Adel Abdul-Mahdi, former Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, and Sadr’s cousin, State of Law member Jaafar Mohammed al-Sadr, who has frequently been presented as a “compromise” candidate.

State of Law is seen as a more natural ally, as a fellow Shi’ite religious bloc which also maintains close ties to Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a brilliant tactical move on the part of Al-Sadr.

It will be fascinating to see how this shakes out, probably greatly to the US's great chagrin.

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