Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr calls for mass protests if govt. not formed

Moqtada al-Sadr addresses his supporters at the grand mosque of Kufa on September 21, 2018. (AFP)

Iraqi Shia political leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on Saturday for mass protests in the case that a parliamentary session, meant to vote for a new Iraqi cabinet, gets canceled or does not achieve forming a government.

In a statement posted on his Twitter account, al-Sadr said that the first mission of the new Iraqi cabinet should be conducting early elections.

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