On Monday, Shia Sadrist Movement leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on his supporters in Iraq’s provinces to return to their homes except in Baghdad, Rojnews reported.
Salih Muhammad al-Iraqi, the minister for the leader of the Sadrist movement said in a tweet, “Thank you, the provincial protesters raised our heads,” Iraqi News Agency reported.
“Conclude your prayers then return safe and sound, and do not forget the protests of the People’s Council, within your prayers,” he added.
Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi called on Monday for the formation of a committee that includes representatives from all parties to develop a road map for a solution to the current political crisis in Iraq.
He also addressed the protesters saying, “Your message is clear, your commitment to calm and organisation is a duty. It is appreciated, and it is now time to discuss the mechanisms for launching a reform project agreed upon by the various national parties.”
Although al-Sadr’s bloc emerged as the largest parliamentary group after the elections last October, it still fell short of a majority.
In June, 73 Sadrist MPs quit their seats in a move to force rival parties into fast-tracking the formation of a government.