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Iraqi Prime Minister Promises Imminent Electoral Reform to Appease Protests

BAGDAD, Nov. 9 (Reuters / EP) –

Iraq's Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, has promised on Saturday the start of an electoral reform “in the coming days” to appease the protests that have shaken the country in recent weeks, as well as a full investigation of the hundreds of deaths registered during the performance of the security forces.

In an expected speech after weeks of extreme tension in Iraq, Mahdi has recognized “multiple errors” in the development of the country's democratic process after the US invasion of 2003.

Iraqi Prime Minister Promises Imminent Electoral Reform to Appease Protests
Iraqi Prime Minister Promises Imminent Electoral Reform to Appease Protests

Also, and returning to his response to the protests, Mahdi has explained that the Government was forced to cut off access to the Internet so as not to spread the violence, in a message where it called, in general, to restore “normalcy.”

“The protests are an important tool of pressure to make reforms, but they must allow the return to normal life,” he added.

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