The Sadr-led army has also been blamed for "the killing of thousands of Sunni Muslims in the sectarian violence that plagued Iraq in 2006 and 2007", says the BBC.
A populist coalition organized by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr emerged as the front-runner Monday with more than half the vote counted in Iraq's national elections. He did poorly in a number of Shia provinces where he had been expected to win.
Victory for the veteran nationalist's Marching Towards Reform alliance with Iraq's communists - pitched as an anti-corruption outsider force - would be a slap in the face for Iraq's widely reviled ruling establishment.
"Iran perceives Sadr as an unstable entity. and the U.S. does not see him as an ally. there are unpredictable scenarios now surrounding the formation of the new government".
Last Saturday, Iraqis took to the polls in the country's national elections, which followed years of suffering under ISIS.
Tallies put the anti-establishment Conquest Alliance of pro-Iranian former paramilitary fighters who helped battle IS in second, and incumbent Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi´s bloc back in third.
"So we will wait and see the results - the final results of the election".
Sadr rose to prominence in the wake of the United States invasion, when his militia fighters fought a bloody insurgency against American troops.
He can not become prime minister as he did not run in the election, though his apparent victory puts him in a position to pick someone for the job. "But we have had no results".
But more importantly, "Al-Sadr is an interesting character because he has very, very hard relations with the US but increasingly hard relationships with the Iranians as well", Croft said.
In a sign that he is angling to chart a different course, he visited regional Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia past year, as Tehran's rival seeks to play a greater role in Iraq.
Iranian officials have already stated they will block Sadr's coalition.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander General Qassem Soleimani is in Baghdad to push for the formation of a new "friendly government" in Iraq, after preliminary results show anti-Iranian coalition ahead.
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Fans were quick to raise up a storm when the news broke out, and collectively it was known that many, many people weren't happy. The show won two Golden Globes in its freshman season - for best comedy series and best actor in a comedy series (Samberg).
ZTE had warned last month that the ban on United States firms supplying it with components threatened its very survival . In March, Washington introduced a 25 per cent tariff on imported steel and a 10-per cent tariff on imported aluminium.
The Congress leader while speaking to reporters in Chamundeshwari constituency said, "This will be my last election". The post-poll surveys claimed that the Janata Dal (Secular) or JD (S) will be the "kingmaker" with almost 40 seats.
U.S. officials imposed the ban last month, saying ZTE failed to abide by an agreement to stop selling to Iran and North Korea. Spokesmen for Zinke and Pompeo didn't immediately respond to a request for comment sent outside normal business hours.
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