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Baghdad / Obelisk: Thousands of Muqtada al-Sadr's followers performed Friday prayers outside parliament in Baghdad on Friday in a show of support for the leader of the Sadrist movement, who called on the Iraqi judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week, while widespread interaction escalates with the call to participate in demonstrations called (support Legitimacy is the protection of the state and its institutions), which will be launched on Friday afternoon in front of the green
Sadr's supporters have occupied Iraq's parliament since July after a 10-month political stalemate following last October's elections. Sadr was the biggest winner in the elections, but he failed to form a government devoid of other Shiite parties.
He withdrew his deputies from parliament and is now barred from electing a new government and is calling for early elections.
Sadr said on Wednesday that the judiciary should dissolve parliament by the end of next week. He added without elaborating that if this does not happen, the revolutionaries will take another position.
In response to the demonstrations by supporters of the current, al-Sadr called on his masses to demonstrate at the same time as the demonstrations in support of the state.
The organizing committee for demonstrations in support of legitimacy of the framework announced the organization of demonstrations in the governorates of Basra and Nineveh, in addition to Baghdad. The committee called for the necessity of preserving the civilized character, raising the Iraqi flag, and cooperating with the security forces.
It seems that the escalation in the street has become an option for all the conflicting parties, seeking through to highlight their political muscles and their public presence.
And the political process in Iraq entered a new turning point, the most dangerous since 2003, when the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, called for a revolution against the political system and the current institutions.
Although more than 300 days have passed since the early elections, the political blocs failed to overcome differences and form a new government.
It seems that the wheel of the political system is at a standstill at the threshold of this crisis, as all the political class agree that Iraq is going through a crisis of political impasse.
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