Iraq: Protests continue as politicians stumble

Risk Management
Issue 1096 - 23 Jan 2020 | 4 minute read

Protests continue: Demonstrations continued across many parts of the country through the early weeks of January, as the authorities struggle to come to terms with public discontent at the poor state of public services, corruption and foreign interference. Prime Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi resigned in late November but remains in office in a caretaker capacity as it has proved impossible for President Barham Salih to find a consensus candidate to replace him. Indeed, it is now possible that Abdel-Mahdi may be pressured to remain in the job.

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