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Iraqi elections Parliamentary elections will not address major concerns raised by popular protests in Iraq 

The elections are taking place one year ahead of schedule following popular protests that broke out in October 2019 against the failure of successive governments to address the rising economic and political problems in the country

Iraqi communist party Why are Iraq’s communists boycotting the upcoming parliamentary elections

The Iraqi Communist Party, which was part of the leading alliance in the last elections in 2018, announced in July that it will not participate in the upcoming national elections in October due to the lack of a conducive political atmosphere

Iraqi PM-designate announces cabinet despite intense opposition from Shia blocs

Adnan Al-Zurfi presented his proposed government to the Iraqi parliament which will debate and vote on its ratification. However, his nomination has been opposed by major Shia blocks, including the Fateh bloc and the Sairoon alliance

Iraq faces constitutional crisis with Mahdi ready to step down as caretaker prime minister

The decision comes a day after Mahdi’s successor and prime minister designate Mohammad Tawfiq Allawi resigned, creating a vacuum in the political leadership

US threatens Iran Trump threatens all-out war against Iran

The US president has also threatened Iraq with severe economic sanctions after the country’s parliament passed a resolution demanding the withdrawal of foreign forces

Iraq protests The trajectory of popular protests in Iraq

The resignation of prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi after two months of popular protests in Iraq has provided an opportunity to overthrow the political system created under US occupation. However, significant roadblocks remain

Iraq protests Protests in Iraq gain momentum

The latest round of protests began on October 24 as thousands of people took to the streets across the country to demand a complete overhaul of the political system

Iraq protests Iraqis take to the streets demanding better governance

Thousands of people across Iraq are demonstrating against the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi for its failure to provide jobs, prevent corruption and improve the quality of basic services

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