Iraq’s post-election chaos continued Wednesday, with hundreds of supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr storming parliament in a “show of force” and condemning pro-Iran candidate Muhammad al-Sudani.
Sudani had just recently been tapped as the nominee for premiership from the pro-Iran bloc. This followed leaked recordings of previous front-runner Nouri al-Maliki, to whom Sadr followers objected so much they resigned from parliament outright. Ultimately, the bloc seemed to believe Sudani was a compromise candidate.
Protesters were demanding Sudani withdraw his candidacy, while chanting that Maliki was also “garbage” as a potential candidate. Sadr’s followers were chanting general anti-Iran slogans as well.
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