[size=36]Hakim fails to collect millions in southern Iraq .. Abdul Mahdi warns of the Lebanese scenario[/size]
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Several Iraqi cities in the south of the country, as well as Baghdad, witnessed demonstrations attended by thousands of supporters of the cleric and the leader of the "wisdom stream" Ammar al-Hakim, after about a week on the mobilization prepared for the exit of millions demonstrations called by the current to demand services and end corruption His first act as a parliamentary bloc opposed to the government.
The province of Basra witnessed protests on Friday night, attended by a few thousand supporters of the "stream of wisdom" led by al-Hakim, absent coordination of civil demonstrations.
"We will not surrender to the outlawed weapons, we will not succumb to corruption, we will not give in to quotas, we will not give in to unemployment," the demonstrators said.
Demonstrators gathered in front of the building for more than two hours, amid tight security, raising slogans demanding services, and accounting for the corrupt, and the promises made by the local government, and the federal government in Baghdad.
In the capital Baghdad, Iraqi special forces closed all roads leading to the building of the Council of Ministers in the area of Alawi in central Baghdad, according to an officer in the Ministry of Interior confirmed that the spread of security came to protect the demonstrators, as well as secure the building of the Iraqi government.
Hundreds of supporters of the "stream of wisdom" in front of the building of the Iraqi Council of Ministers in Baghdad, demanding the government to "limit the weapons running out of the hand of the state, and the completion of its government program, and hold accountable officials on suspicion, and attention to the service sector," according to sources said that the Iraqi provinces, Kadhim, Diwaniyah, Muthanna, Najaf, Karbala, Babil, Wasit and other cities. Similar protests were held to assess government work.
In the context of the member of the "stream of wisdom," Haidar Sultan said the Iraqi government is required to "fulfill the promises launched," asserting, in an interview with a channel of the current, that "the right of the people to come out to demonstrate."
A few dozen people gathered in Mosul and Ramadi for less than half an hour and left the demonstration, which appeared to be free of any additional security measures.
"Al-Hakim failed to collect millions and embarrassed himself," said a member of the "civil current" Ali al-Saadi. "The Iraqis know that they are political and to beat other opponents of Hakim, so they were not willing to participate, , As well as "civil current" in all his addresses did not interact with them.
On the other hand, Iraqi local media quoted a letter from Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to the leader of the "Wisdom Stream", warning of what he described as "the Lebanese scenario."
"I did not interfere in the discussion, because the area is narrow and the practice requires a quiet and open discussion, so I preferred writing to deepen research, not between us," he said. We are only Monday, but also for a wider circle, in the interests of the "stream of wisdom" and other national currents.
Abdul Mahdi said that "loyalty and opposition is not accurate and will lead to its use in Iraq for serious methodological errors, and perhaps it was transferred to us from the Lebanese experience and the experience of March 8 and March 14, based on some similarities between the two countries' situations." The similarities must not forget the big differences. (The blocking third and the caretaker government for several years), not on the basis of the majority and the political minority, and our fear to convey to the Iraqi experience only the concept of disruption, not first and foremost the concept of establishment and development. Democracy / the Lebanese model, while the opposition minority and the ruling majority are a concept belonging to Western and Eastern democratic models of democracy. "
He considered that "Iraq sought to establish a constitutional and democratic system, and this system is still fragile and did not settle completely completely, and still overlap many of the quotas and sectarianism and trends of personalization and control, which is resolved either by arm or by consensus," noting that "in the system of loyalism and opposition in Lebanon The government has been disrupted by the blocking third ... In our case where there is no one-third disabled in the formation of the government. "
"Democracy, despite all its shortcomings, is the best means under our hands today to rule the country, through real representatives of the people ... This democracy is based on the constitution and direct elections, as they say no democracy without democrats, no constitution without constitution."
He stressed that "when the provision or availability of these conditions can be a majority of constitutional political, and the minority of constitutional parliamentary political, then take the demonstrations and opposition their true meaning, and turn to normal and normal practices and legitimate means required to express opinion and to win the public legitimate issues, and nothing else