Fatah was shocked by its poor showing in October. It had 48 seats in 2018 riding the success of its fight against the Islamic State. Its lack of preparation for the new election law led to its failure at the polls. That led it to create the current political crisis by claiming the elections were rigged.
Al Hurra, “We do not take orders from behind the borders … Al-Sadr presents the only solution to save Iraq,” 11/24/21
Al Mirbad, “A leader in Al-Fatah to Al-Mirbad: There is no solution to get out of the crisis unless all blocs unite and participate in forming the government,” 11/29/21
Shakir, Layal, “Pro-Iran parties reject final election results, demand vote abolishment,” Rudaw, 12/1/21