New President Abdul Latif Rashid immediately designated Shia al-Sudani as prime minister, whose nomination had earlier led to violent clashes in the country leaving dozens of people dead
At least 30 people were killed and over 700 injured in clashes between security forces and Sadr’s supporters who had entered and captured government buildings inside the high security Green Zone in Baghdad
Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News explains the latest developments in the political crisis in Iraq. Uncertainty continues in the country with no government having been formed since the the election of October 2021
The protesters opposing the government formation efforts of Mohammed Shia al-Sudani stormed the high security Green Zone in Baghdad to demand the cancellation of his prime ministership.
While asking the demonstrators to maintain peace, Moqtada al-Sadr called the sit-in a “golden opportunity” to “fundamentally change the political system and the constitution” of the country
The protesters were supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr, whose party members resigned from the parliament earlier this year after failing to win enough support to form a national majority government
Muqtada al-Sadr announced the dissolution of his Saving the Homeland coalition with the Sovereign Alliance (al-Siyada) and the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP)
Today we look at the rising economic crisis in Sri Lanka, the political crisis in Iraq amid delays in the election of the president, and more