BAGHDAD, Aug 10 (KUNA) -- Prominent cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr called on Iraq's judiciary on Wednesday to dissolve the country's parliament no later than next week, nearly a month after his supporters stormed Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone.
Accusing parliament of grave "constitutional violations," the influential cleric said lawmakers' failure to elect a new president and prime minister is justification for the move.
He urged the judiciary to assign Iraq's president the task of setting a timetable for early elections, warning of grave consequences if these demands are not met.
Al-Sadr parliamentary bloc won most seats in the Iraqi national assembly during an October 2021 election. (end) ahh.nam