Iraqi parliament swears in new members to replace Sadrists – Times of India

IRAQ: Iraq‘s parliament swore in new lawmakers on Thursday to switch 73 members of a bloc led by Moqtada al-Sadr after the highly effective Shi‘i’te Muslim cleric requested them to step down amid a protracted stalemate over forming a authorities.
The inflow of recent lawmakers is more likely to strengthen the place of Sadr‘s Iran-backed rivals in parliament.

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