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We begin the presentation of British newspapers from an opinion piece by the FT's international affairs editor, David Gardner, entitled "For Iraq to be governed effectively, Muqtada al-Sadr must abandon partisanship."
"Muqtada al-Sadr came first in the Iraqi general elections on Sunday. This confirmed his position as the most powerful and popular figure in the country. It is doubtful whether this would make it easier to govern Iraq, a feeble state contested between the United States and the United States," the author says at the beginning of his article. Iran, the arena of Sunni jihadist massacres.
"Muqtada al-Sadr, a scion of the aristocracy of the clergy that opposed the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein, who was toppled in 2003, and was a former hero of the disenfranchised Shiites, rediscovered himself as an Iraqi patriot who wants Americans and Iranians out of the country. He cemented a populist image by provoking himself." His Shiite opponents and corruption. As an Islamist, he appeals to a higher authority and pretends to be above politics, while ruthlessly seeking power."
The writer explains, "Since 2019, al-Sadr has occupied Iraqi institutions and ministries with his cadres. Although al-Sadr theoretically dissolved the Mahdi Army in 2008, he revived it - under the name Saraya al-Salam - in 2014, when ISIS forces (ISIS Iraq and the Levant) from Baghdad and the cities of Najaf and Karbala.
He says: "As for the next Iraqi prime minister, he will be nominated by him or require his approval."
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