Iraq: Dozens of lawmakers resign eight months after election

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [Canadian state media]

“Dozens of lawmakers who make up the biggest bloc in Iraq’s parliament resigned on Sunday amid a prolonged political impasse eight months after a general election was held. The 73 lawmakers from Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s bloc submitted their resignations, based on his request, to protest a political deadlock. Al-Sadr’s party was the holder of the most seats in parliament following the October election, increasing its number to 73. But political disagreement among parties has hindered parliament from electing a president and forming a government.” (06/12/22)