Hundreds of people took to the streets in various cities in Iraq, particularly the capital Baghdad and the country’s second largest city, Basra, to protest the results of the general election, in which like-minded political groups Iran suffered a severe blow.
According to the Al Mayadin news portal, protesters have started blocking streets and barricading burning tires in both cities.
Among those attending, the media correspondent said, would be a significant number of supporters of the Al Fatá Alliance, which is part of a coalition of militias, many of which are linked to Iran, whose political arm has reduced its participation in parliament from 47 to 15 places.
The protesters also collapsed Aden’s Baghdad Square and others were blocking some roads between the Baghdad Governorates and Babylon south of the Iraqi capital calling for a new vote count and rejecting some results, denouncing them, tampered with by system electronics .
According to the preliminary results published by the Electoral Commission, the Saairun Bloc, led by the popular Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr, won the most votes in these elections with 73 seats. According to the election commission, the final turnout this Sunday was 43 percent.