Report

rss

Iraq News

Kurdistan

Economy

World

All News

Supporters of Shiite blocs block a main road in Kirkuk

Category: Iraq News

Date: 2021-10-18T13:56:03+0000
Supporters of Shiite blocs block a main road in Kirkuk

Shafaq News/ Dozens of locals in Kirkuk organized a demonstration to protest the poll's results announced by the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) and blocked a main road in the governorate.

Shafaq News Agency correspondent said that a group of demonstrators gathered in the Taza sub-district, south of the governorate, and blocked the road leading to Baghdad.

The demonstrators called on the Iraqi government to annul the results of the October 10 election.

Over the past few days, proponents of Shiite blocs took the street of several Iraqi governorates to protest the unsatisfying results of the election.

The results of the early parliamentary election showed the Sadrist movement maintaining the most seats in parliament, leading in several of Iraq's 18 provinces, including the capital, Baghdad. Al-Sadr, a controversial leader remembered for leading an insurgency against U.S. forces after the 2003 invasion, appeared to have increased his movement's seats in the 329-member parliament from 54 in 2018 to 73.

With 94% of the ballot boxes counted, none of the competing political blocs appeared on track to win a majority in parliament and consequently name a prime minister. But as the results stand, al-Sadr's bloc will be able to take a leading role in the political horse-trading to find a compromise candidate and set the political agenda for the next four years.

The State of Low Coalition, led by the former Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki, secured 37 seats, fours seat behind al-Taqaddom (Progress) bloc led by the Sunni Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Muhammad al-Halboosi.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) led by the Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani has won 32 seats; twice more than Iran's favorite al-Fatah Alliance, which toll of seats diminished to 14 only from 48 in the 2018 elections.

related

PUK reveals the features of the upcoming elections in Kirkuk

Date: 2020-09-16 12:00:27
PUK reveals the features of the upcoming elections in Kirkuk

One killed and scores injured in a mortar attack on a security site in Kirkuk

Date: 2021-04-17 18:14:58
One killed and scores injured in a mortar attack on a security site in Kirkuk

Security Forces destroy four ISIS hideouts in Kirkuk

Date: 2021-07-18 14:02:44
Security Forces destroy four ISIS hideouts in Kirkuk

25 explosive devices dismantled and seized in Kirkuk

Date: 2020-10-30 15:44:34
25 explosive devices dismantled and seized in Kirkuk

Seven PMF members killec and injured in an explosive device in Kirkuk

Date: 2021-11-08 08:53:15
Seven PMF members killec and injured in an explosive device in Kirkuk

Two prominent terrorists arrested in Kirkuk 

Date: 2022-01-04 13:51:43
Two prominent terrorists arrested in Kirkuk 

Two former Chiefs of Kirkuk's Police arrested 

Date: 2021-06-29 11:12:09
Two former Chiefs of Kirkuk's Police arrested 

A “green” campaign in Kirkuk

Date: 2021-04-05 09:06:36
A “green” campaign in Kirkuk