Mohammed Shia al Sudani’s appointment as the PM is unlikely to solve the country’s political impasse as he is part of the same system that is responsible for creating the mess.
Many Iraqis have ceased to look back at the Saddam Hussain era with an icy glare of criticism as public disdain for Iraqi politicians grows across the country.
The announcement creates more headache for prime minister-designate Sudani as he tries to resolve a year-long political deadlock.
Iraq's political deadlock continues as cleric Muqtada al Sadr's key demand to dissolve parliament is rejected by the country's Federal Supreme Court.
Muqtada al Sadr will always have a place and a role to play in the dysfunctional Iraqi status-quo, which helps Iran weild its influence in Iraq.
Sadr has been an indispensable political player since the US invasion of Iraq. Experts say he was in a dilemma about whether to be a cleric or a politician.
President Barham Saleh says early legislative elections would be in line with the aspirations of the Iraqi people and would guarantee political and social stability.
Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr gave his followers "60 minutes" to disperse from Baghdad's streets following two days of deadly clashes between protesters and security forces.
Shia leader Muqtada al Sadr's sudden resignation has plunged the Middle Eastern country into violence and chaos with no clear path out.
Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr announced he would withdraws from politics, prompting hundreds of protesters to storm the Republican Palace and sparking clashes with security forces in which 12 people were killed.
A statement by the Supreme Judicial Council accused Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr’s supporters of pressuring the Federal Supreme Court to dissolve Parliament.
The judicial council said that it agrees with Sadr's diagnosis of the political situation in Iraq, noting that it “stands at an equal distance from all political parties and groups.”
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