Anti-government protests in Iraq began on 2 October and has since killed more than 320 people. The resignation of Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi pushed higher Shiite spiritual father of the country Ali al-Sistani, who called for electoral reform and early parliamentary elections.
Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi stated that it will be sent to the House of representatives a letter on his resignation. He reported about it in Facebook.
According to him, to his resignation that prompted the speech of the representative of the Supreme religious authority.
As reported by Rudaw, the highest Shiite spiritual father of Iraq’s Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani called on to act in the interests of the country and stop the bloodshed. He also noted that the Parliament should undertake electoral reform and then early elections.
Rudaw notes that after the statement of the Prime Minister, protesters across Iraq rejoiced in the streets.
2 Oct in Iraq began a nationwide anti-government rallies. The demonstrators demanded that the government creating jobs and ending corruption.
During clashes with protesters, the police used live ammunition and tear gas. According to Rudaw, killing more than 320 people and 15 thousand were injured.