Tag - Shi'ites

Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr claims victory in Iraq election


Washington: Shi'ite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's party was the biggest winner in an Iraqi election, increasing the number of seats he holds in parliament, according to initial results, officials, and a spokesperson for the Sadrist Movement. Former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki looked set to have the next largest win among Shi'ite parties, initial results showed. Iraq's Shi'ite...