Baghdad — Muqtada Al-Sadr, the leader of the ‘Sadrist movement,’ announced his retirement from politics on Monday.
Al-Sadr, in an official tweet, said,
“I have decided to abstain from involving myself in politics. And now I announce my final retirement and shutting down all institutions except for Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq Al-Sadr’s mausoleum, my family’s museum, and the heritage association.”
The announcement followed the political crisis created by the latest elections. Al-Sadr’s party won a parliamentary majority but could not form a government due to obstacles created by his political opponents of the “coordination framework” bloc.
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Muqtada Al-Sadr’s MPs resigned from the parliament after the failure to form a new government and were replaced by followers of the “coordination” group.