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Iraq's Sadr calls on supporters to rejoin anti-government protests

WorldNews Saturday, 1 February 2020
Iraq's Sadr calls on supporters to rejoin anti-government protestsERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Firebrand Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Friday criticized the country’s political elite for not nominating a new prime minister to succeed outgoing Adil Abdul Mahdi and ordered his supporters to return to protests and sit-ins near the Green Zone in central Baghdad. In a statement he published on social media, Sadr said politicians had “once again failed” to end a protracted process of electing a new head of government. This comes as a deadline by Iraqi President Barham Salih, who the constitution charges with officially nominating the prime minister, is about...
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