Al-Hashd al-Shaabi supporters demonstrate against the “rigging” of the legislative elections results

Al-Hashd al-Shaabi supporters demonstrate against the “rigging” of the legislative elections results
Al-Hashd al-Shaabi supporters demonstrate against the “rigging” of the legislative elections results

Posted in: 19/10/2021 – 20:28

Supporters of the pro-Iranian Popular Mobilization Factions demonstrated on Tuesday in central Baghdad, to protest against the “rigging” they say has marred the early legislative elections. The protesters began erecting tents in preparation for the sit-in on a road leading to the Green Zone, where government headquarters and embassies are located, including the embassy of the United States of America, which is calling on the pro-Iranian factions to withdraw their forces from Iraq.

Hundreds of supporters gathered The popular crowd, an alliance of pro-Iranian factions that became affiliated with the state, on Tuesday, near the Green Zone in central Baghdad, in protest against the “rigging” they say has marred the early legislative elections. After it was the second force in the previous parliament with 48 seats, the Al-Fateh Alliance, which represents the popular crowd and a strong ally of Tehran, won only about 15 seats in the October 10 elections, according to preliminary results.

Leaders in the coalition denounced the occurrence of “fraud” in the electoral process, and vowed to challenge it, while the final results are expected to be published in the coming weeks after the High Electoral Commission finishes considering the appeals submitted.

The protest against the results began with a demonstration that took place amid a heavy security presence, in which participants chanted the slogans “From the Americans’ eyes is the end of Afghanistan” and “No, no America, no to fraud, no no Israel.”

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The demonstrators also carried a banner that read, “We demand a fair election,” and another with the phrase “The United Nations mission must be faithful to its message in Iraq and not participate in political assassination.” Then the protesters began erecting tents in preparation for the sit-in on a road leading to the Green Zone, which includes government headquarters and embassies, including the Embassy of the United States of America, which demands that the pro-Iranian factions withdraw their forces from Iraq.

This demonstration comes after other separate gatherings that took place in the past two days in different parts of Iraq, in which hundreds participated, and included roadblocks in protest against the results, after calls from pro-Iranian factions.

Observers consider that the loss recorded by the Popular Mobilization, according to the initial results, is due to the disappointment of its voters with its political performance and its failure to meet their aspirations, in addition to the violence and repressive practices attributed to the factions that make up the crowd.

has harvested Sadrist Movement It is led by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, with more than 70 seats, according to preliminary results, which makes it at the forefront. But choosing a prime minister and the formation of political blocs and alliances in the new parliament may require a long time.

France 24/AFP

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