Los Angeles Times: Green storming raises questions about Abadi stay in office
Also threatened Sadr overthrow the government and impose new elections if the legislative Council failed to agree on a government of technocrats not dictated by ethnic and sectarian quotas.
after more than a week after there are still echoes of that intrusion, in the weekend traffic jam has increased in the capital as a result of the increase in checkpoints and roadblocks to thwart any further demonstrations near the green Zone, also he sacked the prime minister to protect the green Zone official, refusing tomembers of parliament hold a meeting without safeguards to protect them, and the United States sent 25 additional element of Marines to reinforce security at the American embassy compound.
however, thousands did not pay attention to these steps and went out Friday again to the streets of Sadr city slum in the capital to protest against the government , which they see as corrupt and ineffective.
the old man said Mohsen al - Kaabi, who raised a banner reading (we demand accountability thieves of public money): "this is a historic turning point. Intrusion created a rift in the failed political process and that 's what we want to be reform. "
Consistent with Mahmoud Salehi said:" intrusion uncover the truth of parliamentarians. If they were the pure and faithful to stayed and talked to us and asked us about our demands, but they know that they are thieves, they fled. "
At the heart of popular anger, frustration is the government 's inability to provide basic , such as electricity services and collect piles of garbage , which has become a familiar sight around the capital.
He says taxi driver Mohammed Mahimid: "Iraq is a rich country full of oil, but over a 13 - year - old failed toresolve the issue of electricity. In the summer we do not get more than an hour for every four hours, how can it? Where goes the oil? ".
As the security situation is a major concern, as the country faces a continuing threat from Daash. In 2014 escaped Baghdad 's fall , however Daash thanks units popular crowd.
On the other hand, led the decline in oil prices and the inflation of the public sector to the deficit , which did not could not the government - which occupies ranked 161 among the 168 in the corruption of transparency International index - to deal with.
and try Abadi reforms demanded by al- Sadr 's followers legislation but political factions based on ethnic and sectarian rooted in the country 's thwarted his efforts.
the storming of the green Zone after the third attempt to Ebadi obtaining the approval of the cabin is based on a quota system , which was founded after the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, where he postponed theattempt to lack a quorum in parliament is complete.
during Friday prayers in Sadr city, he insisted the clergy as the cause of all Iraqis , regardless of sect or ethnicity, and the crowds chanting "No to America, both of Britain, both to Israel, yes to reform."
they also chanted slogans against the Iranian interference in the country, in a sign of the complex Sadr 'srelationship with the leaders of the Islamic republic , although he left for Tehran last week in spiritual retreat ,as described by his office.
he insists Sadr 's followers that his calls for reform is not part of the power game, and says of quitting MP "Moqtada al - Sadr does not know the adulation, he served the Iraqi people only, and that such charges resulting from the fear of his enemies. No retreat Today, we have a reform project to move into professional and independent government does not belong to any party. "
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