Sadr was defiant afterwards. He said he would not compromise with his rivals and any deal would mean the end of Iraq. This was likely the storm before the calm. Now that Sadr has failed to get the president he wanted there is no other choice but to restart talks with the Framework. That also means his dream of a majority government is likely dead. He failed to break up the Framework and must now give it concessions to create another national unity regime.
If Sadr had succeeded it would have likely led to political chaos in Iraq. The Framework already resorted to violence attacking Sadr’s allies and sued over every step in the government formation process. That would have continued and the parliament would have been deadlocked even more than it already is. That’s because losing government offices threatens the ruling parties. They rely upon looting the state and manipulating the administration to maintain their followers, power and wealth. None of them are willing to give those up and hence the country finds itself in the current political deadlock.
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