Hundreds rally in Baghdad backing Sadr ‘deadline’


BAGHDAD / Reuters

Hundreds rallied in central Baghdad in support of powerful Shi’ite Muslim cleric Moqtada Al Sadr who has threatened to call mass protests if the prime minister fails to name a new cabinet to fight corruption by Tuesday. People in Tahrir Square on Sunday said many more would join them if Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi did not select a government mainly made up of techhnical experts to tackle what they see as widespread graft and mismanagement.

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