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American policy makers saw that an Iraqi government headed by Mustafa al-Kazemi, with the support of the leader of the Sadrist bloc Muqtada al-Sadr, would curb the influence of armed groups and competition in the country.
In a report to the Financial Times, they expressed the belief that a government with a strong formation of the Sadrists might help counter the influence of other competing groups, and noted that Al-Sadr's victory enhances the chances of Al-Kazemi assuming a second term, especially with Al-Kazemi's distinguished performance, whether at the local or international levels.
The Financial Times concluded that Iraq offers a lesson that elections alone do not guarantee the emergence of a full democracy, noting that the Iraqis are still waiting for the American promise to come true to them to take the fate of their country in their own hands.