Iraq Coordination Framework calls for forming govt
The Iraqi Coordination Framework calls for the realization of the Iraqi people's demands with the participation of all political powers.
The Iraqi Coordination Framework on Tuesday called on Parliament and all the other state institutions to resume their constitutional duties following the latest round of tensions in the country.
The Coordination Framework stressed the importance of swiftly forming a government that serves the national interests and implements reforms, combats corruption, and strays away from meeting quotas.
Hours ahead of the statement, the commission organizing demonstrations for the coordination framework announced putting an end to the protest near the Al-Mu'allaq bridge, Baghdad.
Demonstrations called by the Iraqi Coordination Framework "in support of legitimacy and constitution" kicked off on August 12 in front of the Al-Mu'allaq bridge.
The Coordination Framework in Iraq stressed earlier the importance of expediting the process of naming a presidential candidate and the formation of a service government that addresses the crises in the country.
The Framework said in a statement that a number of political issues were discussed in the meeting, foremost of which is the course of the ongoing talks with the rest of the national forces in order to complete constitutional obligations, decide on the presidential candidate, and form a government that addresses the citizens' services and security issues.
The Iraqi Coordination Framework earlier in the month called on the Iraqi people to demonstrate peacefully "to defend their state."
Iraq president calls for snap election
Holding early parliamentary elections will be a way out of the political crisis in Iraq, President Barham Salih said in a televised address.
"The holding of new snap elections (to the parliament) in accordance with the national understanding is a way out of the suffocating crisis in the country," Salih said.
Leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada Al-Sadr said Monday that he was quitting politics. In a tweet, Sadr announced his final resignation from politics and the closure of all his party offices.
Al-Sadr's supporters have been staging a sit-in outside Iraq's parliament for several weeks, after storming it on July 30 to protest the Coordination Framework's nomination of Mohammad Shiya Al-Sudani for Prime Minister.
Following his decision to quit politics, clashes took place in Baghdad and other governorates between pro-Sadrist protestors and the security services, which led to a death toll reaching 30, and more than 700 people were injured, including 110 security personnel.
The Iraqi authorities imposed a nationwide curfew that began at 19:00 local time (16:00 GMT) on Monday until further notice, the Iraqi Security Forces Joint Command announced, which was lifted later on Tuesday.
As the violence mounted in the Iraqi capital on Monday, the head of the Sadrist parliamentary bloc in Iraq, Hassan Al-Adhari, had previously announced that Al-Sadr will go on a hunger strike until the violence stops.