On Wednesday, Iraq Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s two main backers have agreed to expel him from office as protests against his-led government gained momentum in Baghdad and much of the Shi’ite South only to deal with violence.
Populist Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is leading the largest bloc in the Parliament, had urged PM Mahdi to call for an early election.
When the premier rejected, Iraq Prime Minister has called on his main political revel Hadi-al-Amiri to assist expel him.
Hadi-al-Amiri is leading a parliamentary alliance of Iran-backed Shi’ite militia that holds the second-largest amount of seats in the Parliament behind Mr. Sadr’s alliance has issued a statement agreeing to help expel the Prime Minister.
Mr. Amiri said in a statement that “we will work together to secure the interests of the Iraqi people and save the nation in accordance with the public good.”
Iraq Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi took charges of office just a year ago after weeks of political stalemate in which Mr. Amiri and Mr. Sadr had failed to secure enough votes to form the government.
They had appointed Adel Abdul Mahdi as a compromise candidate to lead a delicate coalition government.
Mass protests led by dissatisfaction over corruption and economic hardship have broken around two-years of relative stability in Iraq.
Over 250 people have been murder since the unrest underway on October 1.