Sadr camp for suspension of Parliament

August 27, 2022 12:00 am | Updated 05:40 am IST - Baghdad

Populist Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr’s camp on Friday refiled a petition for Iraq’s judiciary to suspend Parliament to clear the way for fresh elections amid a months-long political deadlock.

As thousands of Sadr supporters gathered for Friday prayers, a source within the judiciary said it would give its response on Tuesday to the second such motion within a month.

Last Sunday, the judiciary said that it lacks the authority to dissolve Parliament as demanded by Sadr, who is engaged in a standoff with Shia rivals.

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