Iraqi MPs From Muqtada al-Sadr’s Bloc Resign

Al-Sadr had urged the lawmakers from his bloc to resign in order to create space for the establishment of a new government.

Iraqi lawmakers from firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s bloc resigned on Sunday, the parliamentary speaker said, a move ostensibly designed to end eight months of political paralysis.

“We have reluctantly accepted the requests of our brothers and sisters, representatives of the al-Sadr bloc, to resign,” parliament’s speaker Mohammed al-Halboussi said on Twitter after receiving resignation letters from the 73 lawmakers.


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