Iraqi Parliament Speaker calls on Barham Salih to nominate new Prime Minister
The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament called on President Barham Salih to introduce a new Prime Minister to the Parliament.
The Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi submitted his resignation to the parliament on Saturday, calling on Iraqi lawmakers to elect a successor as soon as possible. In an emergency meeting on Sunday and only in a few minutes, the Iraqi parliament accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.
Abdul Mahdi stressed that he resigned in response to a call for a change of leadership on Friday by Iraq's top religious authority Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali al-Sistani.
On October 1, anti-government rallies erupted in Iraq and lasted for one week, with demonstrators protesting against unemployment, corruption and poor living conditions.
The new round of popular demonstrations in Iraq in a peaceful manner began as of October 25, in various cities, including Baghdad the capital, Karbala, Basra, Najaf and other cities in protest at corruption and the poor state of the economy.
The Iraqis peaceful protests are aimed at forcing the government to meet their demands.
The demonstrations have turned violent with the Iraqi government blaming Iraq's enemies for supporting and funding violent protests in Iraq.