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Iraqi PM Resigns After 400 Protesters Killed

Dubai – Masaader News 

Iraqi Prime Minister announced that he will submit his resignation to parliament, after more than 40 protesters were killed yesterday, according to CNN.

About 400 people have been killed in protests since the start of October.

Iraqis are demanding jobs, an end to corruption and better public services.

The statement said he would present his resignation to parliament so lawmakers could select a new government.

It came after Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani called for a new government.

“In response to this call, and in order to facilitate it as quickly as possible, I will present to parliament a demand [to accept] my resignation from the leadership of the current government,” the statement signed by Mr Abdul Mahdi said.

The statement did not say when his resignation would take place. On Sunday parliament will hold an emergency session to discuss the crisis.

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