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Baghdad, Aug 24 : Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi may postpone early parliamentary elections scheduled for October if influential Shiite politician Muqtada al-Sadr does not abandon his decision to boycott them, an Iraqi political source told Sputnik.
“The refusal of the al-Sadr bloc to participate will push Al-Kadhimi not to support the holding of elections on the set date of October 10, since the al-Sadr bloc supports Al-Kadhimi,” the source said.
According to the source, if the elections are still held, other Shiite political forces in parliament – the State of Law and Fatah alliances, as well as Sunni and Kurdish factions will be able to agree on the appointment of a new prime minister.
“I believe there will be no elections without the participation of the al-Sadr bloc,” the source said.