World: Iraq: supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr decided to occupy the parliament "Until new order"

Iraq: Muqtada al-Sadr supporters storm parliament in protest against prime ministerial candidate

  Iraq: Muqtada al-Sadr supporters storm parliament in protest against prime ministerial candidate Hundreds of supporters of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed Iraq’s Parliament on Wednesday in protest against the appointment of Mohamed Shia al-Sudani as prime ministerial candidate by the Framework for Coordination coalition. © Provided by News 360 Archive - Supporters of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al Sadr - Ameer Al-Mohammedawi/dpa According to the Kurdish television channel Rudaw, the demonstrators broke down part of the concrete walls that delimit the so-called 'Green Zone' of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, where most of the government buildings are located.

Des partisans de moqtada al-Sadr occupent le Parlement irakien depuis le 30 juillet. © AP-Adil al-Khazali of the supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr occupy the Iraqi parliament since July 30.

For the second time this week, the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad was invaded on Saturday July 30 by thousands of supporters of the Shiite Moqtada Sadr leader who intend to stay on the spot "until new order", while Iraq crosses a period political instability pending the appointment of a new president and a new Prime Minister.

With our correspondent in Baghdad, Lucile Wassermann

The Sadrist strategy is now quite clear: they will not leave the speaker of Parliament before winning. And after a day and a night there, there is little chance that the police intervene to dislodge them.

Sadr supporters hold new protest in Iraqi capital

  Sadr supporters hold new protest in Iraqi capital Thousands of supporters of powerful Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr protested Saturday in a new show of strength three days after storming parliament in a country mired in crises. Brandishing Iraqi flags and portraits of Sadr, the protesters gathered at the end of a bridge leading to Baghdad's heavily fortified "Green Zone" district of government buildings and foreign embassies, an AFP correspondent reported. "All the people are with you Sayyed Moqtada," the protesters chanted, using his title as a descendant of the prophet, while some of them climbed onto a concrete barrier.

These sadists, who reject the candidate for the post of head of government presented by their opponents, want a Prime Minister who suits them or new elections only ten months after the previous ones.

The opposing camp divided

but the day after the assault of the Parliament, it will above all have to look at the reactions of the opposing political camp, quite divided. Some call for the organization of a counter-demonstration which could very quickly turn into a direct confrontation between the two camps. The worst scenario for Iraq.

Other great leaders of this block, however, such as Nouri Al-Maliki, the former Prime Minister, yet very going to war in recent days, have dissociated themselves from his calls and have called for calm and above all To negotiations and in dialogue with Moqtada Sadr to try to find a solution. It remains to be seen now whether the Shiite cleric will seize this outstretched hand when he refuses to negotiate with his opponents since the election results last October.

UN calls for 'urgent' solutions to Iraq political crisis .
The United Nations mission in Iraq called on leaders Wednesday to put their country first and end a long-running political power struggle, as tensions soar in the war-scarred nation. Nearly 10 months on from elections, the oil-rich country still has no government and no new prime minister or president. "We appeal to all actors to commit, actively engage and agree on solutions without delay", the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said in a statement."Leaders must prioritise (the) national interest," it said.

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