2021–2022 Iraqi political crisis

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2021–2022 Iraqi political crisis
Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi
Muqtada al-Sadr
Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi (left) and Muqtada al-Sadr from Saairun (right).
  • 7 November 2021 – present
  • (1 year, 2 months, 2 weeks and 3 days)
Caused by
Lead figures

Since October 2021, there has been a political crisis in Iraq, with members of the Council of Representatives of Iraq being unable to form a stable coalition government, or elect a new President.[1]

Violent clashes in Baghdad after the 2021 parliamentary election and the attempted assassination of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi began the crisis.[2] On 18 November Muqtada al-Sadr said he would like to form a majority government.[3]

On 27 July, supporters of al-Sadr stormed the Green Zone and the Iraqi Parliament in Baghdad.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Iraqi PM stresses inciting violence and chaos unacceptable". Iraqi News. 2022-06-14. Archived from the original on 15 June 2022. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  2. "Iraq ministry: Scores injured in rally over election results". WTOP News. 5 November 2021. Archived from the original on 31 May 2022. Retrieved 13 June 2022.
  3. Staff writer (18 November 2021). "Sadr calls for majority government, 'liquidation' of Iraqi militias". Al-Monitor. Archived from the original on 18 November 2021. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  4. "Iraqi protesters storm the parliament in Baghdad's Green Zone". www.aljazeera.com. Archived from the original on 27 July 2022. Retrieved 2022-07-27.