On Monday, Iraq’s Federal Court dismissed a lawsuit contesting the results of the country’s parliamentary elections, which had taken place on October 10.
According to the Iraqi state news agency, the court had rejected the lawsuit filed by Shia groups, without giving any further details.
The Federal Court is Iraq’s highest judicial authority and its rulings are final and cannot be appealed.
On October 10, a bloc led by Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr won the Iraqi parliamentary elections by obtaining 73 seats in the 329-member parliament. Meanwhile, pro-Iranian factions saw their seats decrease from 48, which they obtained during the 2018 elections, to only 17.
Hadi al-Ameri, the head of the Fatah Coalition, filed a lawsuit with the Federal Court to contest the vote results, citing technical and legal violations, on December 4.