The way forward in Iraq

Followers of the Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr celebrating their success in Iraqi elections in Baghdad.CreditHadi Mizban/Associated Press
Followers of the Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr celebrating their success in Iraqi elections in Baghdad.CreditHadi Mizban/Associated Press
By Mina Al-Oraibi*
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Moktada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric, who contested the Iraqi elections on an inclusive, nonsectarian list with Communists, independents and liberal civil society groups, has emerged as the winner.
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