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Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi is approaching the loss of new political parties, apparently decided to jump from the government ship, which is about to sink due to an unprecedented wave of protest, which swept the country length and breadth, which has so far killed more than 100 people, and about four thousand wounded.
Five demonstrators were killed on Saturday in central Baghdad by security forces who were firing heavily to disperse the protesters, witnesses said.
The pressure and breadth of the protests encouraged parties who were reluctant to declare anti-government positions and “support” the demonstrators after booing and leaving the government to oppress them, such as Sadr's movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr, former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who leads the parliamentary victory coalition, and the National Axis Alliance. Sunni Khamis dagger.
It seemed that the Mahdi government was collapsing in the face of widespread popular protests, far from party and political motives, in a unique development, prompting it to declare an urgent position against the executive authority, which practiced all forms of repression to silence the demonstrators, to no avail.
Sources familiar with the scenes of developments that Sadr and Abadi are now coordinating a clear position to demand the removal of Abdul-Mahdi and call for early elections, amid leaks of openness on the Kurdish side to ensure no objection, after attracting this movement to a Sunni bloc led by the dagger, which controls 20 seats in parliament.
Although this movement could not have evolved to this extent, had it not been for the bloody protest movement, which the government had bloodily suppressed, it was clearly welcomed by some demonstrators, knowing that it was a ride to their wave.
If the news of coordination between these parties comes out in public, the Mahdi government will lose most of its supporters, with the exception of the Fatah Alliance.
Demonstrators say that it is no longer important who is the alternative, although the Shiite parties are not very different from each other, but the success of the demonstrations in the overthrow of the prime minister will send a message to various political parties that the street is capable of making change.
In addition to Abdul-Mahdi, only an Iraqi talking about "the survival of the current regime" is left only by Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi, who may be worried that the protests of the protesters, apparently President Barham Saleh, may be out of immediate danger.
The Sunni MP in the Iraqi parliament, Ahmed al-Jubouri, revealed the speaker's attempt to receive protesters and listen to their demands and make promises to achieve them, failed miserably, as a meeting in the House of Representatives ended on Saturday, demanding representatives of the demonstrators Halbousi to step down immediately, despite standing among them.
Jubouri said that the representatives of the demonstrators met Halbousi in the parliament building, and rejected his request publicly when he called on them to end the protests, and even asked him to resign.
Observers say that the scope of the protest movement is widening, foreshadowing a broad process of change, after the failure of prosthetic solutions that the government tried to calm the demonstrators.
The atmosphere appeared calm in Baghdad on Saturday morning, hours after the decision to lift the curfew, which was applied over two days, to prevent protesters from gathering in public squares.
The correspondent of the newspaper "Arabs" in Baghdad that the movement was very limited in the Iraqi capital, on Saturday morning, amid anticipation of a new wave of protests by evening.
But the security deployment was heavy, with security authorities continuing to close the Green Zone, where the prime minister's building is located, which is now classified as one of the main targets of the demonstrators.
Security sources said that elements belonging to armed factions, deployed gunmen near vital buildings in the Green Zone.
The operations of Baghdad, reported at dawn on Saturday, the fall of a senior officer in its ranks, shot by unidentified snipers, while leading a force to disperse a demonstration in the aviation square in the center of the capital.
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