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The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi arrived on Saturday to the House of Representatives to attend an extraordinary session to discuss the repercussions of the events in the province of Basra.
A source in the council told Ashqaf that Abadi arrived at the parliament building to attend the special session. Interior Minister Qassem al-Araji also arrived, pointing out that the meeting will be chaired by the head of the age to discuss the situation in Basra.
The parliamentary chamber announced a special session on Saturday to discuss the situation in Basra.
The leader of the Sadrist movement in Iraq, Moqtada al-Sadr, called for an angry and united demonstration in the southern city of Basra, which is witnessing continuous protests against the government due to lack of services, foremost of which is potable water.
Sadr also called on the new parliament to convene immediately to discuss the events in Basra in the presence of Prime Minister Haider Abadi and ministers of his government.
"If we do not convene the parliament session we will have a decisive position that does not come to mind," Sadr said, calling on political parties, armed militias and the popular crowd in Basra not to interfere in the province crisis.
A statement by the Department, "on the request of 54 deputies to hold a special session to discuss the situation of Basra, the head of the age to hold a meeting to discuss the problems and solutions and recent developments in the presence of the Prime Minister and the ministers concerned.
Thousands of people marched into the streets of the Iraqi city of Basra in violent protests. Angry protesters ignited the dilapidated infrastructure of their city, setting fire to political party headquarters.
The unrest in southern Iraq, the stronghold of the Shi'ite majority, erupted for the first time in July as protesters expressed anger over infrastructure collapses, power cuts and rampant corruption.
Residents in Basra, home to more than 2 million people, say water supplies have become salty.
The anger grew as politicians struggled to form a new government after inconclusive parliamentary elections in May.
Southern residents complain of decades of neglect in the region that produces most of Iraq's oil wealth.
Prominent political figures, involved in the negotiations to form a government in Baghdad, are trying to tackle the worsening crisis and have condemned rivals for their slackness.
The head of the old Mohamed Zinni lift the first session of parliament to the 15 of this month to the failure of parliamentary blocs to choose a president of parliament and agree on the largest bloc entrusted with the task of forming a government.