March 31, 2010

BY HIS dEMOCRATIC INSTICTS SHALL YOU KNOW HIM:

Al-Sadr calls vote on which Iraqi leader to back (AP, 3/31/10)

Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is calling on his supporters and other Iraqis to vote in a referendum this weekend to decide which political leader he should support for prime minister.

Al-Sadr’s hardline, religious Shiite party, which won 39 of the 325 parliamentary seats in the March 7 election, has emerged as a key powerbroker whose support will prove crucial in determining which of the two leading blocs will form the next government.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 31, 2010 11:18 AM
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